Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address reflects a change in attitude regarding tax policy, Medicaid spending and education funding that is problematic for Missouri.
House Bill 1624, introduced by Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Berkeley, proposes that the "high five" be the official state greeting. No other state in the union has an official greeting.
James E. Fisher of St. Louis University likens the push toward legalization of marijuana to the legalization of gambling in casinos in the 1990s.
A report from Frasca & Associates challenged some concerns that airlines serving the airport presented to a citizens commission earlier this month.
Mr. Wolfe’s call for action could have a significant impact on how future assault cases are handled by Mizzou and the other schools in the system.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey E. Smith is a Columbia developer who is the individual most responsible for Missouri spending more money on low-income and historic tax credits than any other state in the nation.
The website is working much more smoothly now for enrollees, but more than half of the enrollees so far are in the 45- to-64-year-old age bracket, while the 18- to 34-year-old demographic accounts for only about a fourth of the enrollment so far.
Instead of rushing to marijuana legalization, Missouri should wait to see how things go in Colorado and Washington.
How would Martin Luther King Jr. view the Forbes 400 controlling as much wealth as our entire African-American population of about 41 million people? Could that state of affairs co-exist with his dream? Hardly.