According to the U.S. Well-Being Index, Missouri ranks 43rd among states in terms of how residents view their lives. In addition, Missouri is 48th in both the "life evaluation" and "healthy behavior" categories.
Gov. Jay Nixon should veto the two bills the General Assembly left on the table Thursday afternoon. One bill would make it easy to discriminate against workers, while the other would make it hard for workers and their families to receive workers' compensation.
As Sunday marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, we are reminded of the rights and obligations American citizens have under the Freedom of Information Act.
Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Monday, promoting the many things that can be done to protect oneself during storms, tornadoes and floods.
Gov. Nixon needs to consider the American Bar Association's recommendations for reforming what they call an unjust death penalty system.
A new citizens group — CiViC, Citizens Invested and Involved in Columbia — seeks to question the widsom of blighting large portions of the city and county in the name of economic development.
Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, has control over ethics legislation while displaying questionable ethics himself.
Amnesty for delinquent tax payers isn't the greatest principle, but it makes up for money lost and doesn't cost as much as a hard-line approach.
The majority of tourist attractions are still open after Wednesday's storm, and people are encouraged to visit Branson despite the recent distaster.
Under the current ethics law, there is no limit to the amount of donations and contributions legislators can receive from lobbyists.
After Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. paid back its seed money, it was supposed to stand on its own, like a kid who leaves the family nest. It's time for Missouri lawmakers to kick this kid out of the house.
Boundaries haven't been solidified for state House and Senate districts and Missouri’s congressional districts. As a result, candidates may file for districts they are ineligible to represent.
Missouri's broken redistricting process has turned the boundaries of state House and Senate districts into havens for political entitlement.
Sen. Jason Crowell filed a bill last week that would create a one-year delay on the redemption of tax credits from the state's two largest tax credit programs.
Law enforcement needs to take a dual strategy with their enforcement of methamphetamine because of the readily available ingredients for production.
Nixon is up for re-election in November, but so far has not drawn a top-tier challenger. Regrettably, that good fortune has not inspired the governor to act more boldly.
Steve Spellman argues there's an infinite number of reasons why parents might want to transfer their children away from their assigned school and Columbia Public Schools needs to change its transfer policy to reflect those.
Recent reports indicate that meth-related incidents have been cut nearly in half near places that have imposed prescription requirements.
Education and evaluation are connected, just as student and teacher performance are. The focal point for improving education should rest on a combination of every factor.
The U.S. Supreme Court is failing to protect its own precedents and maintain the uniformity of federal law across the nation as circuit courts are applying federal laws differently. With this failure comes the corrosion of federal legitimacy.