Rep. Kathy Swan

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Summer break for Missouri legislators started a month ago today. The 2019 legislative session was a dense one, and in that last week, they finished a bridge-repair bonding plan, completed language for the HB 126 abortion bill, and completed a proposal to establish term limits for statewide officials, among other things. In this episode of Going Public, we speak with State Rep.

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State Representative Kathryn Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, has received the Bill Emerson Award for her work in the local community.

The Bill Emerson Award is presented annually to individuals selected by the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee who have ‘sought to carry on the citizen-based Bill Emerson legacy through their personal efforts.’ Swan is the 19th recipient, and she received the award at the Cape County Lincoln Day celebration.


Going Public: 2017 Legislative Session Revives Right-to-Work Debate

Jan 13, 2017
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With the 2017 legislative session in full swing, rumblings of right-to-work legislation have surfaced yet again. Now with backing from new Gov. Eric Greitens, Republicans are likely to get it passed this time. State Rep. Kathy Swan spoke with KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to talk about this and much more.


New Law To Provide Dyslexia Screenings in Missouri Public Schools

Aug 4, 2016
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Dyslexia is a common problem many students face in Missouri. However, a new law will require all Missouri students to be screened for the learning disability. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with State Rep. Kathy Swan who helped spearhead the legislation.

Lewis-Thompson: Recently governor Nixon signed into law a piece of legislation that you constructed about dyslexia. Can tell me a little bit about what the new law will do?

Missouri Joint Custody Bill Would Equalize Rights Between Parents

May 18, 2016
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Many parents across the country find themselves in court fighting for custody of their child. In some Missouri counties though mothers are disproportionately favored over fathers in joint custody agreements. But now a new Missouri bill is hoping to equalize joint custody rights between parents. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Missouri House Representative Kathy Swan about the bill.

Lewis-Thompson: Representative Swan thanks for joining me today.  

Swan: Well thank you for the invitation.