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Column: Missouri’s Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Slightly Higher than National Average

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Diane Olson Fall is in the air. Harvest is nearing completion. Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving brings together family and friends to share a mostly traditional meal and fellowship. As a child growing up in a family retail food business, I recall the frenzy of making sure all the […]

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CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS

Column: Three big mistakes campaigns make

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

by Robert Knodell In recent years, coverage of political campaigns has begun to mirror coverage of sports or financial markets. This is a welcome development for those us who are political junkies, as there are numerous publications (such as this one), channels, blogs, and social media platforms that cover even […]

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Justice Matters: Honoring the Bill of Rights

September 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

16 September 2014 The following reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell make up her most recent Justice Matters column. Many milestones exist in our country’s history, which are often forgotten. Perhaps equally as important as July 4th, but little remembered, is September 17th, 1787 – the date when the United States Constitution […]

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Column: Regular School Attendance is the Law

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The following reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell make up her most recent Justice Matters column. As school bells ring and children all across our state enter classrooms, I am reminded that I, too, will be going back to school again. Thursday mornings at 7:45, wearing my black robe, I meet […]

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How does Governor Nixon pull out of his second term slump?

August 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jefferson City, MO – The Governor is stuck in a second term slump that, on a state level, is as bad as Reagan, Clinton, or Bush. It seems that a culmination of recent events have begun to elevate outside of his control. But the question spinning around Jefferson City these […]

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Column: Bloggers are Brave Souls

August 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Cut to the Chase An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation 701 South Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65102 · Voice (573) 893-1468 · Fax (573) 893-1855 · www.mofb.org   Bloggers are Brave Souls By Rebecca French Smith You have a voice in the world’s conversation, just […]

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OpEd: Working together to make progress on mental health

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

by Governor Jay Nixon On a recent visit to St. Joseph, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the positive impact that our bipartisan efforts on mental health are making on communities in Missouri, as well as the clear path ahead toward making even greater strides in this area. Twenty […]

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Column: Veterans Lottery Ticket is a Bad Bet

August 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Veterans Lottery Ticket is a Bad Bet by Jeremy LaFaver (D-Kansas City)   “How can you be against veterans?” That’s a question I’ve been asked several times over the course of the last few months in response to my opposition to Amendment 8, the Veterans’ Lottery Ticket. The premise of […]

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Column: Blue Springs City Councilman Chris Lievsay “Keeping cities growing with the three E’s”

July 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

by Blue Springs City Councilman Chris Lievsay No legislator exists as an island. While there are many instances where this statement can be true, not just in reference to the majority needed to pass or advance a bill, it is especially true when considering the impact that actions taken in Jefferson […]

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OpEd: John Lamping “Missouri road tax proposal is a cynical grab by special interests”

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

John Lamping: Missouri road tax proposal is a cynical grab by special interests There are so many bad things about Amendment 7. Any one of them is reason enough alone to vote no. First, this would be the largest tax increase in Missouri’s state history. This proposal would increase our state […]

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