A new bill in the state House of Representatives is the latest in an exchange between the legislature, voters and an interest group dating back to the passage of Proposition B.
The Missouri Legislature is trying to avoid the term "tax" as it tries to find new revenue for veterans homes.
For too long, wage earners have been subjected to unfair, regressive taxes on their wages while some millionaires and billionaires have been favored with much lower tax rates than their wage-earning counterparts.
Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting an agenda very different from the one he campaigned with in 2008.
Methamphetamine producers have endorsed a simpler, yet more explosive, approach in the creation of their drug, escalating the amount of drug-related injuries.
Arguments that the new health care law is incompatible with the Constitution's commerce clause are unfounded.
New companies won't succeed without funding from venture capitalists.
Proposed constitutional amendments would require a party's governor and lieutenant governor candidates to run on same ticket, but would not benefit voters.
Missouri, though falling behind in per capita spending on higher education and health, is looking at a constitutional amendment that would limit spending even further.
With little to show for it, the end of the Iraq War seemed to stay under the home front's radar last year.
The state's controversial new congressional maps are evidence of a poor system of partisan influence on district boundaries.
Tolls and a statewide sales tax have been named as options on how to fund improvements for Interstate 70, but what improvements would entail and the source of funds will still require discussion.
An emphasis on jobs is not reflected by cutting funds to the institutions dedicated to training and educating the future workforce.
Supreme Court justices vote against expanding the assessment of suggestive conditions in witness identification to include elements beyond police control.
Nixon’s proposed budget for next year reduces expenses by $508 million in ways designed to produce as little uproar as possible, but the state’s colleges and universities absorb a body blow.
According to an IRS estimate, Americans owed $450 million more in income taxes than they actually paid in tax year 2006. That could add up to $4.5 trillion over 10 years — more than what is required to bring federal deficits under control.
A sales tax for online vendors could fix the unfairness putting local merchants at a disadvantage.
Federal labor law impinges on the rights of workers, employers and labor organizations. The best way to ensure that these rights are no longer impinged is to abolish federal labor law.
Several state politicians coming up for re-election have appeared in public service announcements recently. It is up to voters to determine whether the politicians are communicating a worthwhile message or using tax dollars for personal gain.
Early campaign materials for Dave Spence, a Republican in the race for Missouri governor, listed incorrect educational information — and whether intentional or accidental, the error is inexcusable.