Many American corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated accounting tricks to take advantage of loopholes in the tax code, leaving the rest of us to pick up the tab. With serious budget challenges before us, now is the time to put these tax loopholes to rest.
Tolerance is what makes our great, big heterogeneous country work. For all of these reasons — and more — it is wrong to continue to penalize people for their sexual orientation.
In effect, Ameren’s success in keeping power on during recent storms belies its sales pitch to lawmakers. The system isn’t broke.
A bill introduced by Rep. Jay Barnes would expand Medicaid limits for adults, but only to 100 percent of the poverty level. The bill would likely rule out the state receiving any added federal funds.
The retail sector has been active, with new businesses opening, as well as significant expansions, relocations and improvements. The number of building permits issued during 2012 also marked an increase from previous years, with 406 requests that translated into a total valuation of $1.6 million.
Congress needs to renew Violence Against Women Act now, not only so that agencies such as Harmony House can apply for grants that are supported through the act but so that the progress that has been made since the act initially passed in 1994 in addressing domestic violence can continue.
Participants in the proposed program must comply with state tax laws for eight years or incur renewal of penalties and interest that was waived.
While scaring away potential buyers is a risk, school districts need to make sure closed properties are used as intended by buyers.
If one of the nation's top tea party governor's can accept Obama's Affordable Care Act, then so should our own lawmakers in Missouri.
Rep. Mike Leara's wants to criminalize proposing any kind of gun control legislation. What's next?
Our opinion is proposed legislation by state Rep. Rory Ellinger, D-University City, to prohibit assault weapons and large-capacity magazines is unconstitutional.
Investigators must determine why someone in authority didn't order an evacuation soon after the city and Missouri Gas Energy were notified of a gas leak more than an hour before the explosion near Country Club Plaza.
Gov. Jay Nixon has called on state legislators to come up with the $3 million in funds likely to be cut from the federal budget.
After passing laws to reduce the disparity between sentencing for individuals caught with crack cocaine and those caught with powder cocaine, it's time to be sure the new laws apply to crack cocaine cases already in the pipeline.
Outdoor activities offer a stellar opportunity for families — grandparents, parents and children — to spend time together.
A bill introduced by Sen. Jolie Justus would allow foster children to petition a judge to be readmitted to state custody.
Last week, the Senate passed a very complicated bill that has vexed the chamber for years. If the bill, Senate Bill 1, becomes law, it could fix the insolvent Second Injury Fund.
The reauthorization bill offers needed expanded protections for gay people, undocumented immigrants and Native American women who suffer from domestic abuse.
Giving schools grades on things such as dropout rates is a starting point to make a complicated ranking system understandable for parents.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama said, "We can't cut our way to prosperity." However, we can't spent our way to prosperity either.