Funding schools isn’t easy in a state that produces the sixth-lowest tax revenue per capita in the country. But it’s also the second priority lawmakers signed up for when they agreed to uphold the state constitution. First is paying debts.
The terminal advisory group's report needs to be detailed enough to spell out what travelers would get for the admittedly significant amounts of money — raised from passengers, not taxpayers — necessary to upgrade the airport for the next 40 years.
Taxpayers have an interest in this proposal because they will help pay for injuries suffered by riders without helmets.
Scholarship athletes on the Northwestern University football team participated in an election to determine whether they will unionize. The results won't be immediate, but could mean better compensation for college athletes in the future.
If the proposed tax cut wins approval and the provision is challenged, the courts will decide which legal opinion prevails.
There is no credible evidence that broad-based income tax cuts would benefit the state economy, and the cuts contemplated would make it harder to invest in schools and services.
Sexual assaults on college campuses are notoriously under-reported. But, recent criticism of the way MU handled the sexual assault allegations of former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey has prompted school officials and lawmakers to take rapes more seriously.
Members of the National Restaurant Association have been fighting efforts to change a boost in minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been stuck at $2.13 per hour for more than 20 years.
A new poll conducted by The Wickers Group on behalf of the Missouri Liberty Project shows broad-based support, among Democrats, Republicans and independents, for serious ethics reform in the Show-Me State.
E-cigs are touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products, but they are not without health risks.
We encourage area citizens concerned for their communities to support legislative proposals for a prescription drug monitoring program that would allow Missouri authorities to electronically analyze drug purchases and detect when prescriptions are being abused.
Open dialogue — not judgment — is more productive among people with different diet choices.
The attorney general — long dismissed by many critics as a mere minion of his dictatorial boss — is actively involved in bringing, of all things, human rights to our prison system.
A group of young journalists respond to new job rankings which place journalism jobs at the bottom of the "best" list.
Just as athletes enhance fitness and safety by training in multiple disciplines, state troopers will promote public safety at the Lake of the Ozarks by acquiring training both on highways and waterways.
In Rwanda today, the genocide — while it will never be forgotten — has been put aside as the victims and the perpetrators join hands in a remarkable effort to build a better nation.
A Missouri House bill would allow senior living centers to organize as not-for-profits and avoid many taxes.
This kind of headline should not be the norm, and no family or community should have to endure this sorrow. Yet we as a nation seem paralyzed at the prospect of dealing with it.
By focusing on the real, underlying problems instead of a narrowly defined nutrient deficiency, countless numbers of people could have enjoyed a higher standard of living.
It's important to remember that while we receive more warnings than damage, that doesn't mean we're immune to mother nature's destruction.