Letters to the Editor
Claims that Medicaid expansion in Missouri would be "too expensive" to ignore obvious economic and health benefits.
Missouri lawmakers deserved applause for finally getting a tax cut across the finish line in 2014, and make no mistake: Support for tax relief has never been greater in the Missouri legislature than it will be in 2015.
Iowa's bottle recycling program might provide Missouri with a way to pay for rebuilding Interstate 70.
When it comes to propelling our vehicles there are an increasing number of energy alternatives available, and some of them are less expensive – and less damaging – than our predilection to gasoline.
Studies have found that e-cigarette users are significantly less likely than non-users to stop smoking.
By disrupting the supply chain of tobacco in high schools, we can help keep it out of the hand of young people.
People are dying unnecessarily from delayed access to care because Missouri has not acted.
The citizens of Columbia will not support additional sources of revenue to include tax increases: No new home taxes, no taxes for roads, no new sales taxes or taxes of any kind.
I would express that it seems erroneous to say there was a consensus and further to call into question the thinking that supports an idea that REDI is in a position to weigh in on these kinds of issues that are going to the vote.
Members of the Friends of Responsible Agriculture express gratitude for Missourian coverage on concentrated animal feeding operations.
If it had not been for protesters blocking traffic, showing up to malls, boycotting Black Friday and disrupting life as usual, we would not be seeing President Obama talking about legislation to de-militarize the police.
If after all, your position contrary to public demands is simply the case of an unreasonable hubris (i.e. “I know better”), then you may go the way of others.
Yes on Prop. 2 will lower citizens' costs for new development from around 85 percent to 65 percent and raise developers' costs from about 15 percent to around 35 percent.
The value of a teacher goes beyond test scores.
Rise in the fee will bring road construction subsidy to a fairer level.
With local taxes already high enough for any reasonable person, public safety should get whatever may be needed from the taxes we already pay.
It is not right that Columbia residents are expected to pick up more and more of the slack when development fees don’t keep pace. If additional tax dollars have to be spent on new infrastructure for new development it leaves less tax dollars for other services our city needs and wants.
Kim Shaw, who is running for Division 5 associate circuit judge, has the necessary criminal and civil law experience.
"Teaching great" is never a one-size-fits-all idea as Amendment 3 assumes. There is no other profession expected to change the world every day and then measure with an assessment like public education.
If the economic environment is "ripe" for incentives, then it is also ripe for broad-based tax cuts.