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.
Missouri, thanks to its compliant legislature and its worst-in-the-nation campaign finance and lobbying ethics laws, has become a major hunting ground for the payday loan sharks.
This is a roundup of recent editorials from newspapers across the U.S.
Today, CAT is constantly hard at work to lend a hand to the community. It has become an important player to the city’s greatest gems, whether it is True/False Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Roots and Blues and BBQ Festival.
The majority of our agriculture workforce is made up of immigrants, and their hard work has helped America's farmers and ranchers lead the world.
As the low-wage sector goes, so goes the nation. That’s the message every middle-class American should be getting.
Two-thirds of fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood are imported into the United States. But a mere 2 percent of food imports is inspected at ports as they enter the country.
A new five-year farm bill is needed before the present one expires Sept. 30 unless Congress is willing to abandon a program that provides support to large and small farm operations and food stamps for about 47 million Americans.
When Springfield first considered a ban, many skeptics were hoping that a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would resolve the issue, either by declaring that coal tar sealant was not the culprit or banning its use. The EPA did neither.
You can’t support the U.S. Constitution by passing laws that trash it. Missouri legislators would do well to remember that.
We’re the most educated generation in American history, yet many of us are unemployed or underemployed. And too many of us are still financially dependent on our parents.
On Wednesday, the day after House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., put forth his budget, the bill to fund Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, was pulled off the House floor for lack of support. The cuts needed in those areas to reach the targets in the GOP budget were too deep for some lawmakers.
Pfc. Bradley Manning's potentially dangerous decision revealed serious military failures that deserved public disclosure and debate.
The AAA credit rating (trademark pending) is what you make of it. Republicans, point to their decade in charge of the legislature in ensuring the state can borrow money at the lowest rates.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is lacking in oversight.
The tax bill, House Bill 253, gives hefty income tax cuts to self-employed persons who pass their business income onto their personal tax returns, and smaller breaks to individual taxpayers.