Letters to the Editor
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.
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.
Roll carts are not a good solution for everyone.
A Missouri Senate bill could exempt e-cigarettes from current tobacco laws despite limited research suggesting they could have equally adverse effects as traditional cigarettes.
HB1613 would triple the waiting period for a woman to access her legal right to an abortion. In addition to a required ultrasound, this bill would also force providers to tell women medically inaccurate information.
If right-to-work passes, the wage cuts that follow will leave families with less to spend, and that will devastate our communities and businesses alike.
Two bills in the legislature would close a loophole that essentially allows our government to subsidize tobacco companies in Missouri, which is a terrible detriment to our state's health and revenue stream.
The capital gains tax should be increased to 30 percent for incomes more than $1 million, eliminated for those below $200,000, and kept at 20 percent for the rest.
From what I have experienced personally and witnessed first hand, Republicans, especially in the House, have made it very clear they are not interested in women’s opinions, Dina van der Zalm writes.
Juli Viel writes about her concern about the carbon emissions from the Labadie Power Plant and others around the country.
What we do know is that President Barack Obama wants a major change in overtime rules that would force employers to scramble yet again to comply with federal regulations and take on costly administrative burdens that would distract from efforts to create jobs during our nation's still-struggling economic recovery.
Michael Sam, a defensive end for Missouri, asked that this letter be published today, when he and other NFL prospects will be working out during the school's pro day.
Through the 1960s, our income distribution remained healthy, but since that time the distance between the rich and poor has become so disastrously wide it threatens the stability of our nation.
Now that the Student Parent Center is being shut down, the university should work to provide new forms of child care services to its students.
Neighborhood associations adjacent to downtown are asking the city to hold public meetings to address the condition and capacity of downtown infrastructure.
To assume Missouri women seeking an abortion have not already had more than enough time to come to their own decision on the best option for them, whatever it may be, is naïve and shows a lack of trust in women.
The regulatory process to start or grow a business needs to be reformed and simplified so that ordinary people trying to make a living and grow their businesses can do so without unnecessary hoops to jump through.
In a recently released letter, 600 Ph.D. economists, including seven Nobel laureates, supported raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. They state that the “weight of evidence” is that “increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of low-wage workers.”
Medicaid expansion makes fiscal sense, and it will bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Missouri.
Insurance broker Wally Pfeffer writes that he has encountered many business owners who have a hard enough time making ends meet without the added logistical and economic pressures of complying with multiple and oftentimes redundant regulations.