The clear message the Michigan governor was trying to convey, especially in an election year, was that Rick Snyder was on the job. When a crisis occurs that's exactly where the state's chief executive should be, as close to what's occurring as possible.
The Criminal Code revision that is currently being debated in the General Assembly modernizes antiquated statutes, harmonizes numerous duplicitous provisions and gives us an important new tool in the form of a fifth felony class.
Minimum-wage earners made up 3 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2012. According to a policy analyst with the Show-Me Institute, raising the minimum wage could cost them their jobs.
Abstinence-only sex education does not educate teenagers about the benefits of using contraception and leaves them ill-equipped to deal with the reality of teenage sexual activity.
Some Republicans are no longer trying to repeal Obamacare and instead are proposing ways to deal with its problematic parts.
Missouri lawmakers can grow state employment if they pass measures to expand Medicaid and cut taxes.
The federal Office of National Drug Control Policy characterizes the abuse of prescription drugs as “a serious public health and public safety problem.”
The time to address spending is not after the money has already been spent and the bills are due. Cuts should be made up front. And the government should pay its debts.
It’s not just the risk of an Atlanta-style fiasco that should concern the millions of people who live in other car-dependent communities. It’s also the toll of their day-to-day experience.
People's Visioning successfully designed a Net-Zero home being built by Habitat for Humanity and is now looking at other renewable energy sources for Columbia.
It’s odd to find ourselves on the same side of gun issue as the National Rifle Association. Of course, the NRA is against it for all the wrong reasons, but in the spirit of togetherness, let’s ignore that.
The president hasn't gotten any political benefit from decreasing deficits. State surpluses are being attributed to two things — national economic growth and an increase in state's personal income taxes.
Society is changing, as well as the culture of professional sports. And changing, too, thanks in part to Mr. Sam, is the definition of a football player and a teammate.
Republicans not only are shelving Nixon's budget, they are challenging the governor's budget authority. The conflict isn't just about money; it's also personal.
California lawmakers in 2010 passed a law requiring all eggs sold in California — where one in every three eggs laid in Missouri is sold — to come from hens quartered in accommodations that meet the state's requirement.
Some lawmakers believe Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t moving quickly enough on appointments, and they have proposed legislation to require more timely action.
As so often happens at the Olympics — and often out of nowhere — athletes will put their own stamp on the Games with some brilliant performances on the ice or snow.
Coca-Cola's multilingual Super Bowl ad caused controversy this week with Fox commentators such as Glenn Beck and Todd Starnes. But Americans have been speaking other languages since the country was founded.
This is our opportunity to insist that the National Park Service use the plan update to provide management that broadens the types of visitors we hope to attract.
Lawmakers jump at any chance to get their views "on the record" on abortion.