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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Transportation sales tax positively impacts all Missourians

Gas tax revenue is an increasingly unstable revenue source. It would be shortsighted, and foolish, to present voters with a transportation funding solution that will have declining revenues from the very beginning of its passage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri farming needs regulation to prevent soil erosion

If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Right to Farm' amendment threatens animal welfare

At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amendment 1 would protect all of Missouri's farmers, ranchers

State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nora Dietzel has strong qualifications for county recorder

Nora Dietzel's experience as a deputy in the Boone County recorder of deeds' office make her the best candidate for the job.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Finley Gibbs is the right candidate for associate circuit court judge

Finley Gibbs is an expertly qualified and very deserving candidate for Boone County Associate Circuit Judge. He’s exactly the type of person you would want on the bench — a balanced, thoughtful man who knows the law in depth

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote 'no' on the highway sales tax

Highway and bridge building and repairs should be paid for by the people and businesses that use them. If MoDOT needs more money, we should increase tax on fuels.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Storm cleanup work was phenomenal

David Wallace's home and yard became a major staging area for crews working to get the power lines back up. He expresses his gratitude for the work the teams did in the aftermath of the July 7 storm.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gov. Nixon did right thing to veto abortion bill

Columbia’s Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Rep. Caleb Rowden both voted in favor of this harmful bill, which requires women to wait three days after their first meeting with a provider to access abortion services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MU School of Medicine committed to diversity

The students who shared their stories and experiences are to be commended for giving voice to a nationwide challenge.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taking care of veterans is a nation's responsibility

For generations, the Department of Veterans Affairs has managed an excellent system. The failure to provide medical services to some of our nation’s veterans is unconscionable, but the VA is not the only option for veterans seeking medical care. If all states expanded Medicaid, nearly half of the nation’s uninsured veterans would have access to health coverage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote no on Right-to-Farm amendment

Five reasons to vote against amendment includes that it will remove most local governments’ ability to stop foreign companies from polluting and contaminating our land.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MoDOT makes case for supporting transportation sales tax

Over the last three years, MoDOT has made some tough cuts to personnel, facilities and equipment and has saved more than $500 million. But we know we cannot cut our way to a functional, safe and prosperous transportation system.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common Core will be supported by federal funding

The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Federal regulations dampen prospects for business graduates

Employers should have the means to hire freely, but the uncertainty created by today’s regulatory environment has made many hesitant to do so, making job opportunities scarce for recent college graduates.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sex offender registry used as tool both for law enforcement and humiliation

The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor needs to veto 72-hour abortion bill

This bill tells women in no uncertain terms that we are thought to be incapable of making responsible decisions about our own bodies and our own families.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Online sales tax would level playing field for all businesses

The current sales tax code is unquestionably confusing for consumers and companies.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nation's founding rested on a Christian mindset

We place our liberties at risk if we forget the religiously-informed wisdom of the Founders. Regrettably, that forgetfulness seems to be all too common today.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to dump touch-screen voting machines

The Paper Ballot Bill, which seeks to eliminate the pitfalls of using unauditable, electronic touch-screen voting machines in Missouri, needs only two more final votes to become law. 

 

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