Republican majorities in the Missouri House and Senate reduce the chances that Gov. Jay Nixon will veto bills, but there's a chance these bills might not be approved.
Farm bills, created during the Depression to protect family farms, have morphed into programs that subsidize corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.
The Obama White House is dealing with a number of scandals right now but none are deserving of impeachment.
In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.
During the operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals along interstates and specified highways. They will be alert for all traffic violations with a special focus on aggressive driving.
In the past year, the Department of Social Services has regressed from an agency that routinely released records of serious child abuse cases to one of secrecy and obfuscation.
Two days shy of today’s two-year mark of our own pain here in Joplin, the people of Moore, Okla., are, sadly, feeling theirs.
The sequester is causing real pain. The nation would be better served by investing more in its workforce even it it meant deficits would shrink more slowly.
Growth is predicated on a boom in business activity that supporters of the tax-cut bill expect once people figure out how tax-friendly Missouri has become.
Public safety campaigns by a range of highway safety organizations repeatedly remind drivers and passengers of the importance of buckling up.
Perhaps the biggest disappointment this session was the failure of a broad coalition of supporters of Medicaid expansion to get so much as a reasonable debate in either chamber.
Making progress on the problem of reducing drinking and driving among both social drinkers and heavy drinkers is a matter of political will, say members of the National Transportation Safety Board.
How else to explain another session ending without a jobs plan or a strategy for funding transportation projects? How else to explain a legislature that allowed bountiful debate time for a host of preposterous gun-rights bills but never got around to seriously discussing Medicaid reform and expansion?
It’s not right for someone young to be exposed to something so deadly as a gun. Children should not be exposed to guns — especially in schools.
As Missouri's legislative session is about to close, some are wondering why so little has been done with tax credit reform.
The Justice Department's decision to issue blanket subpoenas for two months’ worth of records from 20 phone lines used by Associated Press reporters and editors raises questions about the administration's commitment to a truly free press.
An issue flared after a civil lawsuit in the Bootheel challenged the Department of Revenue’s collection of personal information as part of its driver’s license permitting process.
The fund is part of the way workers are compensated for serious work-related injuries whch leave them permanently unable to work. Sadly, the fund is now bankrupt.
House Bill 436 seeks to nullify any and all past and future federal laws that might infringe upon Missouri’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, which is very different from the Supreme Court’s and which can be summarized thusly: Anything goes.
Records released by the Missouri Department of Social Services contain no indication that anyone called LP’s mother or visited her home. Given the family’s history, a call to the state child abuse hotline would likely have resulted in a search for LP and possibly a return to state supervision.