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.
With state revenues on the rise, Gov. Jay Nixon has been prompted to increase the number of improvement projects he proposed in the State of the State address in January.
Passage of this year's Marketplace Fairness Act would allow far more efficient collection of taxes already owed to states and others.
A measure to extend closure of security plans for public buildings, including schools, continues to bounce back and forth between the House and Senate.
Legislators should avoid draconian action with low-income housing tax credits because it has a proven track record.
The anger about the Common Core State Standards is being fueled by conspiracy theorists, including some in the Missouri legislature, who see them as some evil federal takeover of schools.
Despite the fact that funding per student has more than doubled since the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, achievement has remained flat.
Sustainability with better design would help our community in countless ways.
What if brown-skinned children in inner-city schools had the opportunity to sit before their brown-skinned teachers everyday, who instilled in them pride and confidence in themselves and their academics to achieve beyond measure? More people looking like me, teaching people like me?
Lawmakers are using Newtown as an impetus to propose gun laws designed to put more firearms into the hands of more people and to weaken what safety laws we have. Their behavior is shameful.
State lawmakers are considering legislation to require public school districts to adopt and enforce anti-bullying policies.
Fred H. Reiss counts the ways current, local and national, are affecting Columbia.
Missouri lawmakers who contributed to the rejection of the Medicaid expansion dealt a serious blow to Mercy Hospital Washington and other Missouri hospitals.
More than 40,000 traffic accidents in the state each year are attributed to inattentive or distracted drivers.
Since no case of voter impersonation fraud has ever been documented in Missouri, since our state is in the midst of major budget problems, and since it would cost more than $7 million to enact these laws, it seems wasteful for our legislators to spend time and money on this issue.
When a child has been harmed, the public has a right to know whether the harm could have been prevented.
Lawmakers have failed to pass legislation that could help the health of Missouri residents and have instead pandered to the gun rights lobby. We need stronger leadership in the legislature.
Donald Kaul discusses the idea of Americans being less involved in wars, invasions and attacks to try to reduce the amount of violence in the world.