Missouri's public defender system needs an overhaul. Tax increases to help will save the state money in the long run.
The Missouri State Supreme Court ruled the state auditor is empowered to write fiscal notes for ballot issues.
The bill would amend the state constitution to ensure the right to express religious beliefs, the right for schoolchildren to pray n their school and that all public schools display the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.
In response to the prolonged drought, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the state will contribute an additional $5 million to a cost-sharing program to provide water for crops and livestock.
Missouri is seeing an influx in phony pill parlors and corrupt doctors partly because of crackdowns on pill-pushing operations in other states, such as Florida, the nation's leader in bogus pain clinics.
In the aftermath of last week's shooting in Aurora, Colo., pro-gun ideologues are up in arms against gun control laws, and politicians are dodging campaign bullets by ignoring the issue.
The Olympics Games in London will captivate a worldwide audience.
Residents of 10 Missouri counties — all in the south-central region — are poorer and less educated than the rest of the state.
Monir Shababi writes that overlooking the subject of obesity is contributing to people not seeking treatment.
In Missouri and Kansas, income from students’ tuition now exceeds the amount of money the flagship universities receive from state legislatures.
The right to refuse to have health insurance is a lot like the "right" to sleep under bridges. No one wants to exercise it.
Universities are cutting academic programs, but when the budget talks mention athletics, there always seems to be a little extra money for a new facility.
In government, regulations and legislation accumulate. Among the remaining bills signed into law Friday were measures to clean, organize and eliminate clutter in accumulated legislation.
Members of the Coalition to Save the University of Missouri Press voice their concerns over the new university press model.
Columbia needs to get out of the garbage collection business, find a good buyer for the trucks and reap the sale price to buffer cuts in other core city services, Steve Spellman writes.
The 2012 presidential election will hinge on where the majority of voters stand on the issue of taxation of the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.
Campaign ads from candidates for the August primary insult the intelligence of Republicans, Democrats and voters alike.
When it comes to summarizing ballot initiatives, should a nonpartisan or bipartisan entity be in charge?
The Education Department needs to do its homework and perform a statistical analysis that offers a reasonable basis for cutting off funding to poorly performing for-profit schools.
There are multiples reasons Gov. Jay Nixon should veto a bill on his desk that would limit insurance benefits for contraceptive coverage.