Politics at the state level have always had their raw edges, a toughness that is not publicly visible to those who see only floor debates and committee hearings.
Nora Dietzel has worked in the recorder's office for the past 17 years. Her experience would ensure a seamless transition from the current recorder.
On Aug. 5, Missourians will be voting on Amendment 7, the largest tax increase in the history of Missouri. MoDOT claims they need more funding, and this ballot issue will increase everyone’s sales taxes 10 percent. It’s a regressive tax that will unfairly affect working families, the elderly, the poor and students.
While we need to increase mass transit programs and reduce vehicular air pollution, we need not achieve that goal by neglecting our very necessary highways and bridges.
For those concerned about the chemicals we put on our bodies, sunblock represents a double-edged sword.
The amendment is aimed at protecting the rights of the most abusive commercial agriculture. It gives a blank check to CAFOs, puppy mills and other nonfamily farming.
Kim Shaw practices in Division 5 several times a week. She is well-versed in both criminal and civil law. Having practiced for 25 years, she is a seasoned attorney. She’s what Boone County needs.
Finley Gibbs exhibits many of the characteristics desirable in a judge — fairness, compassion, rationality, and an ability to analyze complex situations and form a cohesive and persuasive argument.
Gas tax revenue is an increasingly unstable revenue source. It would be shortsighted, and foolish, to present voters with a transportation funding solution that will have declining revenues from the very beginning of its passage.
As the Aug. 5 election approaches, voters guides update Missouri residents about hot-button issues.
Amendment 5, which goes beyond gun rights, could be dangerous, and Amendment 8 doesn't really help veterans, so voters should not approve either one of those. Amendment 9, however, makes sense in the electronic age, and voters would be wise to approve it.
Also not on the table is to initiate the next chapter in the fairgrounds history with real leadership to build a community-based nonprofit cooperative of perhaps the fair board, 4-H groups, FFA groups, equine enthusiasts and other caring citizens who are willing to ... put the fairgrounds on a more financial, cultural and politically sustainable path for the future.
When it comes to denying that ill-timed campaign checks influence public policy, Missouri Republicans are having a hard time keeping their stories straight.
Missouri continues to be the only state in the United States that won't allow a prescription drug database to be established. The opposition to the database comes from a small group of Missouri lawmakers who say it would violate personal privacy.
If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.
At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.
With the primary election coming soon, David Rosman shares his opinion on the ballot measures and how he intends to vote.
The legislature has barred students who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from receiving in-state tuition, so the department is offering them free tuition at community colleges to work around that decision.
State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."
The proposed amendment raises questions about who the right to farm will apply to and what it will mean.