Enhanced enterprise zones (EEZ) help local businesses expand and provide jobs within the community.
Payday lenders have long used predatory attempts to not only take advantage of Missourians, but to thwart the democratic process as well.
Missouri correctional centers have made cuts to medical treatments received by the inmates. Further cuts might harm both the offenders and the public.
Tax-increment financing districts throughout the state run contrary to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes' statements to the Missourian about the history of the financing method.
When it comes to taxing millionaires and generating revenue, J. Karl Miller's column missed the point about the "Buffett rule."
Calling any area of Columbia blighted is not worth the threat to community relationships or the risk to Columbia's reputation.
The trees are both historic and healthy, and the city should look for other alternatives to fix the sidewalk that is being disrupted by their roots.
A key issue surrounding the violence in Columbia is the fact that young people have access to guns.
New bridge designs proposed by Stephens College seem to hide beams, plates and bolts, which won't allow for easy safety inspections.
Gov. Jay Nixon has strengthened the Missouri workforce and infused the state with a rush of entrepreneurial activity.
The killing of the Florida teenager has the parents of many black boys wondering: "Is my son the next Trayvon Martin?"
She has proven she cares about making Columbia a better place for all its citizens, not just a wealthy few.
Barbara Hoppe cares for her constituents, listens to their concerns and actively engages in the issues.
By supporting many trails, sidewalks and intersection improvements and participating in safe transportation programs, Barbara Hoppe has shown she cares about Columbia in every area.
Barbara Hoppe has demonstrated that she can bring neighbors, homeowners, studentsand businesses together to find common solutions that benefit everyone.
Despite a weak economy, the Public School & Education Employee Retirement System of Missouri remains 85 percent pre-funded. A strong retirement system is vital to attracting qualified teachers to the state.
Employers with religious objections to birth control aren't required to "provide a penny of support for the birth control services."
Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe has not responded to attack ads from the opposing campaign.
Barbara Hoppe has shown "intelligence, diligence and balanced approach" as an elected official.
Hoppe ran for office for the same reason any "true statesperson ever runs, because it is a natural evolution of a dedicated citizen."