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Then-Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) speaks on the Missouri Senate floor in Jefferson City on April 27, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Harrison Sweazea at Senate Communications)

(AUDIO): Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) previews Missouri’s 2023 legislative session on 939 the Eagle

While Republicans have had a 24-10 supermajority for the past several years in the Missouri Senate, infighting among GOP state senators has caused some gridlock and frustration in Jefferson City. Republicans will control the chamber 24-10 again in January, and Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) says eight new state senators mean fresh ideas and an interest in finding ways to get things done. Leader Rowden is expected to be Senate President Pro Tem in January. He tells 939 the Eagle’s “Gary Nolan show” that he’s interested in numerous issues, including CRT, a parents bill of rights, initiative petition reform and foreign ownership of Missouri farmland. State Sen.-Elect Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) filled in for Gary this morning:

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