Letters to the Editor
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.
A Columbia great-grandmother pleads for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and the use of alternative energy sources to leave behind a better world for future generations.
Research studies highlight the unintended consequences of large-scale confined-animal feeding operations (CAFO).
Eleven dollars an hour is not only fair to vendors in the home-care program, it is a step on the path toward a truly fair wage for home-care attendants.
The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation hopes bill gains support and is not misinterpreted.
Factory farms bankrolled Amendment 1 so they can impose their unsustainable system of agriculture across Missouri.
The Opus student-housing complex is not needed and will add pressure to an already overwhelmed sewer system in downtown Columbia.
In honor of National Farmers Market Week, Mark Cadle, state executive director of the Missouri Farm Service Agency, offers tips on how to celebrate the abundance of summer.
Some states, including Missouri, have refused to expand Medicaid coverage as provided by the ACA, depriving 5 million low-income Americans of medical insurance and creating serious hardships for hospitals.
Former state representative and family farmer Tom Loehner conceived the idea for Amendment 1 while sitting on his tractor. The bill will protect farmers, not harm them, he says.
The language of this bill is to keep "farmers" from being accountable. This helps corporate-style large farms, but hurts the family farmer, Ron Macher writes.
If Amendment 7 passes Aug. 5, it will help upgrade and sustain Missouri's transportation system over the next 10 years, and beyond.
The “right to farm” measure, in the form of Amendment 1, doesn’t make good sense as an amendment to our constitution.
The Missouri Farmers Union, the Humane Society of Missouri, the League of Women Voters of Missouri and many agricultural and economic experts oppose the bill.
Jerry will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to work with him.
The measure would enact a sales tax to help fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects for 10 years.