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‘Next Man Up’ and What’s On Deck

By Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale The 2015 St. Louis Cardinals have been good. Really good. In fact, they have been historically good. The Cards won 100 games this year, the first time since 2005 and the ninth time a Redbird club did so. The secret to their success starts with pitching, especially starting pitching. The

Support Missouri Workers: Override the Right To Work Veto

By John A. Tatom* Governor Jay Nixon’s Labor Day message was “Today, with our economy driven by the strength of the middle class, giving workers the freedom to make their own voices heard is more important than ever before.” In his archaic view, this means continuing state sponsorship of mandated union fees, paid by unwilling

Senate seeks to override veto allowing wrongful double taxation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, will pursue a veto override of a bill that is aimed at correcting tax increases caused by a change in sales tax law interpretation. SB 20 designates that commercial laundries cannot be taxed both on supplies needed to operate the business and the final product of

Preserving Tomorrow’s History Today

By Secretary of State Jason Kander As your secretary of state, one of my primary goals has been to make state government more transparent and accessible to all Missourians, and no single division embodies this vision more than the Missouri State Archives. The mission of preserving our state’s history began in 1963, after a fire