Gov. Jay Nixon and legislative leaders should be leading the charge to raise the state cigarette tax. Researchers have estimated that smoking costs the state’s Medicaid system more than $600 million a year.
Converting Interstate 70 into a toll road would create funds to rebuild the road but at what cost to the taxpayer?
With unemployment topping 9 percent, our lawmakers took time out to "reaffirm" "In God We Trust" as our official national motto with a 396-9 vote in House of Representatives.
Owners and players should look out their tinted windows to get a sense of that themselves.
Opponents of the law contend that Congress went beyond its authority in the reform measure.
Both political parties have moved to the extreme end of the spectrum, but their actions have not received condemnation from average Americans.
Kansas fans won't miss Missouri in the Big 12, and few would shed a tear if the teams don't play again.
The divide between Republicans and Democrats on wealth distribution will most likely prevent the deficit reduction supercommitte from finding any sort of solution to the debt problem.
After a rough summer debate on the debt ceiling, a tri-partisan committee from the House and Senate was formed to come up with solutions by Nov. 23. There's still hope this effort will be successful.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission directed Ameren Missouri to redraw its territory around Lake of the Ozarks. Most homes are no longer considered to be plant boundaries, and the revision helps eliminate confusion among the lake property owners.
Tolls can be overused, but they represent a legitimate financing method for certain projects. Missouri’s de facto toll ban is counterproductive, and the innovative I-70 plan deserves serious consideration.
Millionaires, who rightfully are the target for paying more, want us to think that any changes in the tax code will mean that we'll all be paying more too.
No one — not the athletics director nor anyone else at the university — made meaningful attempts at investigating what might have happened between Jerry Sandusky and the boy.
If the Chiefs and Royals pursue naming rights contracts for their stadium, they should try to avoid long, uninteresting names.
The Tigers' move to the Southeastern Conference will come with changes, challenges and costs in the short-term.
The government should take action to bring more attention to the dangers of texting and driving.
After too many cases of cheating schemes in schools, it's time the U.S. Department of Education adopts a whistle-blowing protection system for school staff.
The FERC requirement could require removal of nearly 4,000 structures along Ozark Lake shoreline, which frustrates lake area property owners.
Some legislators have spoken of the harmful nature of term limits, which are said to cause problems including a lack of trust and experience in the legislature.