Amendment 5, known as the "Right to Bear Arms" amendment, is unnecessary and will make it easier for violent criminals to possess firearms.
The “right to farm” measure, in the form of Amendment 1, doesn’t make good sense as an amendment to our constitution.
Jerry will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to work with him.
The Missouri Farmers Union, the Humane Society of Missouri, the League of Women Voters of Missouri and many agricultural and economic experts oppose the bill.
The selective wording in both the amendment and ballot language leaves too much room for interpretation.
There is a fear that the addition of a veterans lottery will siphon money from Missouri education.
In a time when Missouri residents are becoming more aware of the negative effects of tobacco products, the idea of the tobacco industry funding election campaigns will continue to add salt to a wound that is slowly festering.
The measure would enact a sales tax to help fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects for 10 years.
Today, Medicare and Medicaid are arguably our country’s single most important anti-poverty initiatives.
While comedian Weird Al's 'Blurred Lines' parody sparked a rewarding conversation about grammar, some take issue with statements made in the song.
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.