Tag: Missouri

Environment

CAFOs in Missouri: We Need to Be Careful.

(May 21, 2021) Updated Information: Since this piece was first published on March 18, the Missouri Clean Water Commission ruled this week in favor of large for-profit farming corporations and against Missourians whose lives are impacted by contaminated groundwater water due to runoff and seepage. According to reporting from Missouri independent, those voting in favor […]

Guns

Priorities Revealed: Current Gun Legislation in Missouri

You can tell what a person’s priorities are by how they spend their time and money. In this case our state lawmakers have declared that one of their top priorities is guns, guns, and more guns. How are they getting their point across? Through a double barrel load of gun legislation in the current session. There […]

Racism Women

Lucile Bluford: Trailblazer, Journalist, Activist

As she was growing up, Lucile Bluford couldn’t have imagined that she would become a highly influential journalist, a political activist, a key player in racial equality, and a role model for women–and yet she did. Spanning a life of 92 years, this amazing woman demonstrated limitless determination, tenacity, courage, and grit.    Destined to […]

Elections

Character Matters in Missouri Politics

This shouldn’t even need to be said, but character matters in Missouri politics. Most in the Show-Me State have long touted their support for traditional family values, faith, patriotism, law and order, and guns.    Just before every election, we can count on an endless supply of TV ads, radio spots, and flyers in our […]

Education

Missouri School Choice & Charter School Bills to Watch

School choice and charter school expansion are hot button issues across the United States, and Missouri is no exception. This has already been proven to be an active 2021 Missouri Legislative session, and there are several controversial bills that have been filed. Some are working their way through the halls of our Capitol quickly. Here […]

Education

We Already Have School Choice in Missouri

In a recent commentary, we learned that 2021 may be the year when Missouri parents will finally be able to make sure their students receive a quality education. The sales pitch from conservative think tanks, lobbyists, and politicians? That parents won’t have to send their children to antiquated, low performing public schools. Those groups are […]

Elections

HB 334 – Pertaining to Voting – Opinion

Editor’s Note: This article about HB 334 originally appeared at JamesCordrey.com. It has been republished here with permission. “Modifies several provisions relating elections” You can follow the journey of HB 334 here. You can download a PDF of the bill here. This bill was introduced by Representative John Simmons. The bill makes changes to RSMO […]

COVID-19 Crime

COVID-19 in Missouri’s Prisons

Much of Missouri has been designated as a COVID-19 hotspot. Positivity rates averaged nearly 11% over the past week, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 Dashboard. The current number of confirmed lab cases stands at 57,379 with nearly 1,000 being new cases. It turns out that tracking COVID-19 in Missouri’s […]

Poverty

Hunger in the Heartland: Food Insecurity in the Show-Me State

We already know that Missourians can do without a lot of things. We don’t have to drive the newest cars, and we don’t have to have the latest iPhone. By and large, Show-Me State residents are practical people. They work hard to pay the bills and put a roof over their heads. They stand on […]

Elections Healthcare Poverty

Fix the Flat. Expand Medicaid.

Note: Updated on July 8, 2020   Frankly, Medicaid expansion isn’t one of the most exciting things to talk about. Maybe this analogy will help:       The overall health of our state is riding on those four tires. The one that’s going flat? That one represents the 230,000 Missourians who aren’t able to […]

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