If you are reading this report in the Neosho Daily News, it will be the last one you will read in this paper until after the general election in November. The newspaper has decided that since the legislators in the Neosho area all have general opposition that it will not print our columns until after the election in November. I respect that decision and thank them for running the columns on a regular basis. I do regret that I will not be able to have this means of communication with you for the next few weeks but if you would like to get my report electronically please send an email to the address at the bottom of the column and I will put you on my email list.
Congratulations to the Daily for taking this stance. While I am perfectly willing to give the legislators the benefit of the doubt and take these columns as a method of keeping their constituents informed, it too often amounts to free advertising for the elected officials and puts their challengers at a disadvantage.