We have an economy that’s stopped working for average people, middle class and poor alike, because the rich have rigged the economic rules in their own favor.
More should be done to put an end to seafood fraud and mislabeling, which has been found to occur as often as 25 percent to 70 percent for fish such as red snapper and wild salmon.
House Bill 1472 would require schools to notify a parent or guardian when and how evolution will be taught, It would also allow the parent to remove their student from those lessons.
Tougher statewide and national stances on sexual assault should make University of Missouri campuses safer.
Despite one of the lowest tax rates in the nation, Missouri will continue to seek additional tax cuts until education becomes a priority. UM System President Tim Wolfe believes the first step is to freeze tuition and lower students' financial burden.
The bill is seen as a priority for the lobbyist group Missouri Right to Life.
The Missouri Hospital Association reported hospitals in the state “are leading a nationwide shift to standardized emergency codes.”
It is important for this state and others to keep an eye on cuts that could be made to defense spending.
Last year there were similar legislative efforts by telecommunications giants to weaken local oversight of land uses. The flawed 2013 law was put on hold under court order.
The VA now has a new computer system that may help eliminate delays and reduce some of the "disappearing document" problems that stall valid disability applications. By 2015, VA officials are promising to process all claims within 125 days.
By severing the cost-share program with county and city governments, transportation officials spread dissatisfaction — and, hopefully, support for a tax proposal — among all users.
Rex Sinquefield is backing Garry Kasparov's campaign for president of the World Chess Federation to unseat longtime incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
DEAR READER: Before athletics or official actions, the ESPN report is about a violent attack on a woman
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on an MU swimmer is a sad example of the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.
The revised code is a massive bill that deserves a thorough vetting, but it always reflects a wise approach to eliminate inconsistencies and inequities in the state's criminal statutes.
Studies on "toxic leaders" in the Army have brought about reform in the military command climate in an attempt to decrease suicides among troops.
City Manager Mike Matthes is pushing, carefully but determinedly, creation of a huge TIF district to generate the funds that would allow growth to resume in the heart of Columbia. As any good politician would, he made a low-key pitch for his idea while appearing open to other approaches and moving to pre-empt the most obvious objections.
Missouri currently has no limit on the price of gifts that politicians can receive from lobbyists, not does the state have limits on the number of dollars candidates can receive in the form of campaign contributions.
The latest New England Journal of Medicine says the world could avoid 200 million needless deaths by 2025 — and also gain trillions in tax revenue — if tobacco taxes were tripled worldwide, preventing millions of youths from becoming addicted
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The wrongful conviction of citizens for crimes they didn’t commit is a substantial problem that can be addressed by the adoption of several “best practice” reforms already adopted by a number of states across the country.
It is time to tell members of the state legislature to take down the roadblocks and get our money back into the state economy. Tell them to pass SB 661, which will provide “for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.”