State Senator Wayne Wallingford Files for Reelection

Today, Senator Wayne Wallingford officially filed for reelection to represent the 27th District.

“It has been a great honor to serve Southeast Missouri in the Missouri Senate, and I hope to have the opportunity to serve my friends and neighbors in the region for another term,” Wallingford said. “I am proud of the work that our Republican majority has been able to do, but I know that there is still much more work ahead of us to get Missouri back on the right track.”

During his time …

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Early October Fundraising Brings Senator Wayne Wallingford’s Cash on Hand to Nearly $90,000

(CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO) – Today, Friends of Wayne Wallingford filed a quarterly fundraising report noting $9,000 raised during the third quarter of 2015. However, the campaign held major fundraising events in early October, after the Senator’s official reelection kickoff on September 29.

The committee now has $89,450 on hand, nearly doubling the $47,000 on the most recent report.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported my reelection campaign. It has been a true honor to serve the people of Southeast Missouri, and I hope to have …

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Southeast Missourian: State Senator Wants Governor to Allow National Guardsmen to Carry Weapons

Originally posted here:

Monday, July 27, 2015
By Savanna Maue ~ Southeast Missourian

After a mass shooting in Tennessee that resulted in the deaths of four Marines and a sailor July 16, members of the state’s Republican Caucus asked Gov. Jay Nixon to sign an executive order that would allow Missouri National Guardsmen to carry weapons.

State Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, supported the effort and said Friday he felt it was important because of changing times.

“The spectrum of conflict has changed a little bit since I was …

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State Senator Wayne Wallingford Comments on Obamacare Ruling

(CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO) – State Senator Wayne Wallingford has issued the following statement on today’s ruling in King v. Burwell.

“I am disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court chose to side with the Obama administration rather than enforce the letter of the law. This decision is yet another small step in the erosion of our rights, and it will surely embolden the Obama administration during the last year and a half of his term. At the state level, we must continue to stand up against the …

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Op-Ed in Southeast Missourian: State Tax Cuts are Important for Economic Growth

Missourians should pay little tax because they have little government and see no need for more. Government has an insatiable appetite for money. You’ve got it; they want it.

As the vice chairman of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, I have been through many hearings about our tax laws and have researched the issue extensively. For more than 90 years, no meaningful tax relief has made it into law. This is why one of the most important pieces of legislation I voted for this year …

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Senator Wallingford Cosponsors Remonstrance Condemning Nixon Administration for DOR Scandal

Yesterday, Senator Wayne Wallingford cosponsored Senate Remonstrance 1, a measure condemning the Nixon administration’s actions which resulted in private information on more than 163,0000 Missouri concealed carry permit holders being shared with the federal government.

“It is time for the Nixon administration to answer our questions about the Department of Revenue scandal.  Private information on thousands of Missourians was shared with the federal government in clear violation of state law, and those responsible must be held accountable.  I have been working with my colleagues in the …

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Fourteen Senators Join Wallingford’s Call to Demand Audit of Department of Revenue

Fourteen Senators have joined Senator Wayne Wallingford in sending a letter to State Auditor Tom Schweich demanding an audit of the Missouri Department of Revenue.

“This secret data collection program, which includes scanning and saving personal information like concealed weapon permits, is a clear violation of state law.  Since Governor Nixon hasn’t been able to get his Department of Revenue under control, we need an audit to help uncover the truth about this disturbing program,” said Wallingford.

“There is no reason for the state to save this …

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Medicaid expansion is not free to Missouri taxpayers – op-ed by Senator Wayne Wallingford

The following op-ed was published in the Sunday, January 13, 2013 issue of the Southeast Missourian.


Under the law known as Obamacare, states are being asked to expand Medicaid by a massive amount in exchange for temporary federal funding. Once again, the federal government is essentially bribing the states to force Americans to go even deeper into unsustainable debt by expanding our welfare system, and I do not think this is right.

I believe that the people of Southeast Missouri will agree, as we have spoken out …

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Southeast Missourian: Burn bans, pension reform among bills filed early

The following was published in the December 10 edition of the Southeast Missourian:

By Erin Ragan ~ Southeast Missourian

New laws that could originate from Southeast Missouri during the upcoming state legislative session range from one that could allow county commissioners to fine those who don’t abide by burn bans to another that would require judges to take a harder look at how to handle juvenile offenders who are tried as adults and found guilty.

Local members of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives are among state …

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Wayne Wallingford has won the primary election to be the next State Senator for the 27th district.

“I want to thank the people of southeast Missouri for all of their support. It is an honor to be given the responsibility to be the next State Senator for our region, and this responsibility is not something which I will take lightly,” said Wallingford. “Too few in the Senate have the courage to get real work done. That’s not me. I will work hard to be a strong …

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