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Greetings freedom fighters!

Session is in full swing and we will be providing regular updates about conservative victories in Jefferson City and more information about our caucus members and the legislation they are working on.

This will be a great way to stay informed and up to speed as the session progresses, so don’t hesitate to share with your friends and family to make sure they are in the know as well.



This week, Governor Mike Parson addressed both chambers of the Missouri Legislature in the annual State of the State. These are our biggest takeaways from his speech:


Missouri’s unique location in the heart of the nation is one of our greatest strengths – but to fully capitalize on it, we must improve and expand our infrastructure. Crumbling roads, bridges, and railways weaken an otherwise very strong economy. The $859 million investment into the expansion of the I-70 corridor will not only improve travel conditions for Missourians but also improve the transaction of goods and services while reducing traffic-related casualties.



Childcare is consistently listed as a barrier for businesses hiring new employees, as well as workers attempting to continue their education. Governor Parson’s commitment to childcare is crucial in maintaining our strong economy. In addition, the raise in teacher pay and investments in education will ensure our children are looked after not just looked after but are educated and prepared for a better tomorrow.



Governor Parson correctly pointed out a major shortcoming of state government – protecting Missouri’s mothers. Sadly, our state currently stands 44th in the nation for maternal mortality. This is simply unacceptable and cannot be tolerated any longer. Our caucus will be taking immediate action to change this with Senator Gannon’s SB45, which expands healthcare benefits to new mothers. Our work will show our continued dedication of Pro-Life values as we renew our commitment to protecting Missouri’s most vulnerable.



Missouri currently ranks 44th in the nation in postpartum deaths. Senator Elaine Gannon plans on stopping this by implementing SB 45. This bill extends healthcare benefits to low income mothers as well as the disabled. This bill holds bipartisan support as well as a bevy of endorsements from pro-life groups around the state.


The influence of woke academia has spread and is no longer relegated to college campuses. High schools and even grade schools around the nation are promoting Critical Race Theory. Senator Rowden and the Missouri Senate Republicans are stopping these racist woke teachings in their path. SJR 6 will give parents A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to participate and be directly involved in their children’s educationSenator Ben Brown and Senator Andrew Koenig also have SB 4 and SB 89 coming out of committee this week. With these three champions of education reform fighting on Missourians behalf positive change is inevitable.


For years, out-of-state liberal billionaires have ABUSED our initiative petition process. Dark money has hijacked an already broken system by attempting to deceive Missouri voters. With Senator Rowden’s SJR5, Missouri Senate Republicans are going to stop this. Gone are the days of George Soros influencing Missouri elections.



Senator Karla Eslinger is a lifelong educator with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of educational settings. She most recently served as a senior analyst for education services with the AEM Corporation and provided technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as an assistant commissioner of education for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and went on to work as a building principal and a superintendent of schools in Ava and West Plains.

A graduate of Gainesville High School, Sen. Eslinger holds a bachelor degree in elementary education from The College of the Ozarks. She also earned a master’s degree in education administration and a specialist degree in superintendency and educational system administration from Missouri State University. Senator Eslinger received her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Prior to her election to the Missouri Senate in 2020, Sen. Eslinger represented District 155 in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2019 through 2020.

Senator Eslinger is a long-term resident of Wasola, where she and her husband David reside on the family farm. They have also owned and operated a small business for over 35 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

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