Two lawmakers from this area will once again play key roles in determining what education-related legislation is considered during this session of the Missouri General Assembly. Senator Cindy O’Laughlin from Shelbina will again chair the Education Committee, and Representative Chuck Basye from Rocheport will chair the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee in the House. Senator Denny Hoskins will chair the Economic Development Committee and will continue to serve on the Appropriations Committee. Senator Jeanie Riddle has been chosen to lead the Professional Registration Committee, and will also serve on Appropriations. Senator Caleb Rowden from Columbia will chair the Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee. Also in the House, Representative Sara Walsh from Ashland will chair the Consent and House Procedures committee.