Budgets projections, by definition, are inexact, which is why budget craftsmen must be objective and realistic. When President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget earlier this year, we criticized him for failed leadership in addressing the burgeoning federal debt.
The time has come to call the question on the surtax muddle. Calling the question is a parliamentary procedure that seeks to end discussion and debate, followed by a decision.
Sufferers of the common cold should not be drawn into the crossfire in the battle against meth.
If there is truth in the adage that one must spend money to make money, the ensuing question is: How much?
Are taxpayers liable for damages caused by a species reintroduced by the state?
Teaching should be treated much like any other profession. Consequently, the job security provided by academic tenure should be eliminated.
Consider how much more inventive and productive our society would be if the people who create and carry out scams turned their talents to honest endeavors.
We always are delighted when the Missouri National Guard presents a Patriot Award to a Mid-Missouri employer.
Recent indicators predict incremental growth in Central Missouri.
Missouri retains what the state Highway Patrol characterizes as the “unfortunate distinction” of leading the nation in seizures of methamphetamine laboratories.
Missouri lawmakers proposing increased use of electronic shackling are accepting the challenge to be smarter in dealing with crime.
Picture a scenario where political considerations do not distort debate on requiring voters to show photo identification. That scenario does not now exist.
Legislation advanced by a House panel would end Missouri’s decades-long process of offering driver’s license tests in foreign languages. The immediate question is: Why?
A proposal by a state lawmaker to call a constitutional convention allowing states to repeal federal laws has drawn mixed reactions – including from us.
Extending the smoke-free initiative to Missouri’s prisons is long overdue. Not only are the prisons publicly funded facilities where smoking befouls the working environment of public employees, the health consequences and care of inmates are paid by taxpayers.