Rarely has a veto session of the Missouri General Assembly received such a buildup as the one beginning Wednesday. But rarely has a bill as bad as House Bill 253 stood a chance of being enacted into law.
Attorney General Chris Koster's legal analysis of House Bill 436 is not partisan. It simply separates the bill's plain wording from the emotion of the gun debate.
Congress should push for diplomacy in Syria, not authorize military involvement.
Studies disproving the effectiveness of such registries have proliferated. Extensive research has been conducted on the types of sexual offenders who will repeat their crimes, and the frequency — or more often, infrequency — that it happens.
Lower taxes might sound good, but in reality we need to ask ourselves how the monies will be replaced and who will take the hit?
Chris Koster’s opinion reaffirms what independent analysts and others have said all along: House Bill 253 is a sloppy piece of legislation that could have dire consequences for Missouri citizens and services.
An online health insurance marketplace will offer small businesses a choice of qualified health plans from different private health insurers and make it easier for employers to compare these plans.
A long series of tax and public policy decisions has created an America that values wealth far more than work.
We wanted Ellis Fischel simply because of the team approach they had. This included Advance Practice Nurses. We would rethink that decision now given the current circumstances.
Citizens must take collective responsibility to conserve energy and slow human-caused climate change in an attempt to protect the environment for future generations.
Many American companies have been driving down wages to poverty levels that are too low for workers to live on and too low to sustain the consumer demand that businesses need to survive and thrive.
Journalism schools will no longer be able to use unmanned drones for news gathering purposes as the federal government sees it as an infraction to aviation regulations.
Besides its inadvertent tax increases, HB 253 puts vital state services at risk through its tax cuts.
Greater and lesser pockets of diversity emerge when one zooms in on the U.S. Census Bureau's map. In California, 44 percent of people don’t speak English at home. In Laredo, Texas, it’s an astounding 92 percent. Here in the heartland, English has a firmer hold. In Kansas, 11 percent of people speak something else at home. In Missouri, it’s only 6 percent.
A new farm bill must address the needs of our nation's agricultural industry and the need to cut an increasingly unsustainable national budget.
The governor would like you to be naïve enough to believe that if the state reduces its tax demands from citizens and small business that funding for critical investments, like education, will plummet. I’d like to share a couple facts with you to consider as you make an informed decision on whether or not you feel Missouri’s tax rates should be adjusted in favor of the people.
Establishing speed limits is the fine art of finding a balancing point between convenience and risk.
As director of the DOC, I feel privileged and proud to hear accounts where the department’s staff have stepped out of their comfort zone to help those who are in need.
If you have followed the news at all in the past year, you have seen where the majority party in the Missouri General Assembly has made it clear it has no taste for an expansion of this safety program that is meant to provide care to those who need it most.
Saving for our children’s higher education can be overwhelming, and at times it can seem as if there is no way to save enough.