Reducing the influence of money on legislative bodies is one idea in a package of bills proposed by Sen. John Lamping and endorsed by others.
Missouri lawmakers need to keep current term limits in place.
The super rich have thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at society's expense.
Health insurance providers in Missouri have been ducking their obligations to pay for new forms of cancer treatment, those that involve pills and liquid ingestion instead of intravenous drugs.
Slapping new federal restrictions on burning wood is counter-productive; it invites backlash and nullification attempts that incite added confrontation and confusion between state and federal authority.
Henry Ford cut down on employee turnover in 1914 by doubling employee pay to $5 a day. Walmart cut its turnover rate down from 70 percent in 1999, but still has room for improvement compared to companies like Costco.
If Attorney General Chris Koster is concerned about an inmate’s defense team prolonging the process, he can petition the U.S. Supreme Court to refuse to accept further motions.
GM CEO Mary Barra will rake in 329 times what the average auto industry worker takes home. Women comprise about 21 percent of auto workers. The first-year workers at GM among them will take home less in a year than Mary Barra makes in a day.
Student debt has grown at an unsustainable pace. Student loans have even been blamed for holding back the economic recovery.
Schaefer’s legislation would authorize the Missouri Department of Corrections to select the method of execution from among available options, including electrocution, hangings and firing squads.
A new study determined that in Missouri, after the background check law was repealed, gun deaths increased an average of 16 percent per year. That means 55 to 63 more murders take place in Missouri every year because of the state’s lax gun laws.
The clear message the Michigan governor was trying to convey, especially in an election year, was that Rick Snyder was on the job. When a crisis occurs that's exactly where the state's chief executive should be, as close to what's occurring as possible.
The Criminal Code revision that is currently being debated in the General Assembly modernizes antiquated statutes, harmonizes numerous duplicitous provisions and gives us an important new tool in the form of a fifth felony class.
Minimum-wage earners made up 3 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2012. According to a policy analyst with the Show-Me Institute, raising the minimum wage could cost them their jobs.
Abstinence-only sex education does not educate teenagers about the benefits of using contraception and leaves them ill-equipped to deal with the reality of teenage sexual activity.
Some Republicans are no longer trying to repeal Obamacare and instead are proposing ways to deal with its problematic parts.
Missouri lawmakers can grow state employment if they pass measures to expand Medicaid and cut taxes.
The federal Office of National Drug Control Policy characterizes the abuse of prescription drugs as “a serious public health and public safety problem.”
The time to address spending is not after the money has already been spent and the bills are due. Cuts should be made up front. And the government should pay its debts.
It’s not just the risk of an Atlanta-style fiasco that should concern the millions of people who live in other car-dependent communities. It’s also the toll of their day-to-day experience.