As judge after judge overturn fiscal notes for proposed voter-intiative petitions, it has made State Auditor Tom Schweich's job difficult, but not impossible.
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial argues that the Missouri House is encouraging bullying by proposing a bill against addressing sexual orientation in schools. The bill, nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, would prevent the formation of Gay Straight Alliances.
With an excess of frivolous petition filings and court challenges concerning them, legislative action is needed to speed up the process.
Social policy in the U.S. provides little benefit to either working or stay-at-home mothers.
The scandals involving the General Services Administration and the Secret Service raise serious concerns.
The Missouri General Assembly needs to reconsider costly tax code luxuries in order to make up for the state's nearly $500 million budget shortfall.
Two companies announced a bid for federal energy funds to build small nuclear reactors, and the potential for energy, jobs and development is impossible to ignore.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is phasing out its payment system in favor of one that rewards physicians for less expensive, more efficient treatment.
It's time for lawmakers to "focus on priorities and productivity" as the May 11 deadline to finish the budget is less than a month away and the May 18 end of the session nears.
Calling any area of Columbia blighted is not worth the threat to community relationships or the risk to Columbia's reputation.
The opening of a temporary hospital is another tremendous step forward for Joplin. Call it a real shot in the arm for a town that needs to hang on tight to every piece of good news it can get.
The lobbying lobby is upset over pending new rules that restrict the benefits that career federal employees in the executive branch can accept from lobbyists, but their argument is weak.
It's premature to credit the experimental "Impact Based Warning" system for the absence of fatalities, but anecdotal reports suggest that residents listened to the warnings and took precautions.
A divided Congress cannot agree on how to improve the nation's transportation program.
Missouri School of Journalism professor Sandy Davidson says the Office of Student Conduct would have had no right to punish editors of The Maneater's April Fools' edition. A former Supreme Court case against the university set the precedence that the state cannot interfere in this kind of First Amendment dispute.
Missouri lawmakers should use their power to impose checks on campaign donations and the sources of that money.
A bill that gets rid of the absentee ballot would inconvenience the disabled and those serving in the military.
The proposed bill, passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by a 149-1 vote, would create a court to take on criminal cases related to substance abuse or mental illness of military veterans or current personnel.
State Republicans are too quick to insult teachers rather than working with them to improve public education.
Cole County Judge Daniel Green has announced the summary on the petitions, written by the secretary of state, isn't specific enough; and the cost estimate, prepared by the state auditor, is too narrow.