House Bill 436 seeks to nullify any and all past and future federal laws that might infringe upon Missouri’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, which is very different from the Supreme Court’s and which can be summarized thusly: Anything goes.
Records released by the Missouri Department of Social Services contain no indication that anyone called LP’s mother or visited her home. Given the family’s history, a call to the state child abuse hotline would likely have resulted in a search for LP and possibly a return to state supervision.
With state revenues on the rise, Gov. Jay Nixon has been prompted to increase the number of improvement projects he proposed in the State of the State address in January.
Passage of this year's Marketplace Fairness Act would allow far more efficient collection of taxes already owed to states and others.
Concealed weapons can be worrisome enough by themselves. But the possibility of an unsecured list that names personal information of conceal carry permit holders is something that needs to be addressed immediately.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1950, has served the armed forces well for more than 60 years.
A measure to extend closure of security plans for public buildings, including schools, continues to bounce back and forth between the House and Senate.
The prevailing thought seems to be that students have lost interest in school, so unless they are provided with the right answers to test scores they are unable to pass.
If the Founding Fathers were to reappear in 2013, they would be dumbfounded that we still use their document to govern Internet commerce, regulate global derivative trading and oversee drone technology.
Legislators should avoid draconian action with low-income housing tax credits because it has a proven track record.
The anger about the Common Core State Standards is being fueled by conspiracy theorists, including some in the Missouri legislature, who see them as some evil federal takeover of schools.
Despite the fact that funding per student has more than doubled since the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, achievement has remained flat.
Journalism will help preserve the memory of Arvarh Strickland, a man who is known for being the first African-American professor at MU but who was also much more.
Sustainability with better design would help our community in countless ways.
What if brown-skinned children in inner-city schools had the opportunity to sit before their brown-skinned teachers everyday, who instilled in them pride and confidence in themselves and their academics to achieve beyond measure? More people looking like me, teaching people like me?
Lawmakers are using Newtown as an impetus to propose gun laws designed to put more firearms into the hands of more people and to weaken what safety laws we have. Their behavior is shameful.
State lawmakers are considering legislation to require public school districts to adopt and enforce anti-bullying policies.
Fred H. Reiss counts the ways current, local and national, are affecting Columbia.
Missouri lawmakers who contributed to the rejection of the Medicaid expansion dealt a serious blow to Mercy Hospital Washington and other Missouri hospitals.
Democrats are out of line for calling Republicans racist and homophobic for opposing certain legislation.