By eliminating the income tax, we would eliminate its compliance burden. By collecting sales taxes at the point of sale, we shift the limited remaining tax filing responsibility onto businesses.
A 330-page bill aims to grant $360 million in tax credits to create new business, but it's banking on chance and fails to take three major flaws into account.
The attempted passage of Senate Bill 188 is driven by big business and will let discrimination become a problem in the workplace.
The carefully restored nature sanctuary should exclude dogs, who can damage delicate habitats and scare off the native critters the park hopes to attract.
Despite initial promises of openness, the Obama administration has set even more boundaries against a transparent government than previous presidents.
While keeping free speech and free press rights in mind, professionals from the legal field are examining ways to unmask anonymous speakers who make libelous statements.
Eliminating Missouri's short-term loan industry would hurt the community and those who rely on the loans and borrow responsibly.
Short-term payday loans have long-term effects on communities. They create a cycle of debt that is difficult to escape.
The Missourian is accepting letters to the editor and guest commentaries about the ballot issues and candidates until April 1.
The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to freedom of expression. Although we share other countries’ repugnance for hate speech, particularly the race- and religion-baiting variety, the First Amendment reflects a uniquely strong aversion to government censorship of any kind.
Organizations that receive taxpayer funding should be required to report who gets the money, how much they get and for what purpose it's spent on lobbying.
An MU peace studies professor argues for a weapons-free outer space.
Missouri legislators' tendency to ignore their constituencies is disturbing.
The new parking garage downtown won't help us dig out of the hole we find ourselves in as tons of its spaces remain empty.
A Columbia group hopes to triple Columbia Transit's services within three years. This would lead to improvements in personal finance, public spending, health and fitness, economic development and the environment.
Many lawmakers tell us that an increase in the minimum wage will discourage businesses from coming to Missouri, but service jobs have to stay where the customers are.
No matter how you dress up the quack economic theory of the beer distributors, it is still quack economic theory.
The 2010 census results are costing Missouri a congressional seat. That could mean a crisis like those in 1981, 1971 and especially 1931.
The national lack of organ donors continues to spur changes in legislation.
State Sen. Jolie Justus aims to change initiative petition laws, which allow residents to petition for laws and amendments to be on the state ballot.