Occupational licensing creates higher unemployment rates, lower levels of competition and potential biases in the determination of who gets to work in a specific field.
The "common sense" argument for voter identification and workplace discrimination bills brought by state Republicans makes little sense for Missourians.
Thursday's mortgage settlement, which includes reducing loan by up to $20,000 for households at risk of default, represents a meaningful step forward in the troubled housing market. The amount of settlement is about $26 billion, and Missouri's share would be more than $196 million, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said.
Lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that would permit lawmakers to serve a maximum of 16 years in either the House or the Senate.
Bustamante sentence is fair — life in prison with the possibility of parole. She also gave a seemingly "sincere" expression of remorse.
Candidates for governor need to get serious about tackling the root causes of joblessness and it's time to get creative in seeking new sources of revenue.
There's no reason to politicize everything — we should avoid negativity so we can see the possibility of a different path and work together.
NBC, which broadcast the game, said it was incredibly sorry that an electronic delay system delayed kicking in until a few seconds after M.I.A. flipped off the world. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in June about an appeal to the current rules on indecency laws.
Republican and Democratic legislators in Missouri — as well as Gov. Jay Nixon — need to stop blaming schools for the higher education crisis and start finding solutions other than cutting funding to public colleges and universities.
Elements of the housing bureaucracy has kept initiatives that would help hard-pressed homeowners from working at the level they were intended.
Investigators must do more to find out what happened to the missing money, as well as keep customers informed about the likelihood of recovering their funds.
Ed Martin, the Republican nominee for Missouri attorney general, should focus his advertising strategy "on his personal experience with the attorney general's office" — including a Sunshine Law investigation and an admission of regularly destroying government emails.
Komen must believe in guilt by innuendo for groups under investigation or have succumbed to the charity's new senior vice president's political agenda.
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.