Below is the Oct. 8th Capitol Report from MO-Rep. Bob Nance. I apologize for the belatedness in getting this up. There is only so much time and my personal effort to keep you all informed about Clay County Politics is not exactly a fruitful venture. This is as close as I ever get to the failed concept of altruism.
Rep. Nance addresses a couple health care issues and drop-out prevention along with his in district report.
“Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.”
I know some constituents are concerned about autism. There will be a hearing this Tuesday the 13th at noon at the UMKC School of Medicine, 2411 Holmes in Kansas City. The Interim Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders is holding the hearing to evaluate the impact Autism Spectrum Disorders have on the citizens of the State and will work toward solutions that consider medical, educational, and insurance legislation to improve the lives of families dealing with Autism.
If you would like to testify, contact Dwight Scharnhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know if you are an educator, parent, doctor, or concerned person. There are no easy answers, but your input would be appreciated.
Speaker’s Task Force on Drop-Out Prevention
Last week, this taskforce met in St. Louis to discuss ways in which we can keep Missouri children in school. Background consensus, demographics and data collected by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was presented to the members of the committee, as well as several testimonies. The committee was also brought up to speed on what programs already exist in the effort to prevent children from dropping out of school.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. In addition, the campaign offers information and support to those that have been affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month seeks to:
· Promote early detection of the disease
· Show support to those suffering from breast cancer and those who have overcome the disease
· Public awareness, raising money for the cure, and gaining public support for a cure
IN THE DISTRICT
I continue to be active with our clubs, schools, and other civic organizations and have attended many events over the last several weeks. In addition, on October 7, 2009, I traveled to Jefferson City to testify to the Silver Haired Legislators on proposed legislation.
My office is always available and you can contact me by my cell phone number 816-550-0101.
In your service