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5,000 new pages of gubment coming to attack you

I was listening to the Senate debate on confirming the new Director of the Department of Corrections when Sen. Bob Dixon mentioned something that shocked me as much as I’m sure it did you. During an inquiry from Sen. Jason Holsman, he said that he was selected to be in charge of the committee that

Letter to the Editor: How refreshing to see elected officials carrying out what they campaigned

We’ve been disappointed too many times by politicians who campaign one way but govern another way. It’s vogue for republican candidates to campaign as “conservative” but it is rare to see office-holders actually govern as a conservative. Why? Because truly governing as a conservative very hard. When it comes to spending, it is so much

Letter to the Editor: Labor unions can do well in right-to-work states

By Greg Johns Missourians for Right to Work iae@murlin.com           Missouri’s new Right to Work law does only one thing.  A company with a union contract cannot have a forced-unionism clause in the contract.  That’s it.  Everything else in the contract stays the same.  Wages, benefits, working conditions and etc.  The

Letter to the Editor: End the Durbin Amendment to help hardworking Americans

By Brad Douglas, President/CEO of Heartland Credit Union Association Sometimes well-intentioned laws unintentionally hurt those who can least afford to take a hit.  At this time of change for those in the middle class, we must focus on making a positive impact on people’s financial futures.  Credit unions are here to help, but common sense changes

Letter to the Editor: Demanding a vote on wage lowering “Right to Work”

By State Representative Joshua Peters Last week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a measure that victimizes middle and working class families in Missouri. The passage of the so-called “Right to Work” bill is aimed at lowering wages and filling wealthy corporations’ pocket books. The bill deceives the general public, claiming that its passage would

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

Letter to the Editor: Is Regulatory Policy Good or Bad?

By Gene Frederic of Frederic Roofing When the topic of regulatory policy is addressed, it usually occurs with some heated rhetoric as this is a divisive topic that frequently has strong emotions attached to it. However, like most things related to government, it’s not that regulations are themselves “good” or “bad,” rather what’s key to

Letter to the Editor: Senator McCaskill, confirm Betsy DeVos

By James Hill In his stirring inaugural address, President Donald Trump spoke eloquently and passionately about fighting for the forgotten men and women of America.  His pledge to put “America First” resonates strongly with working families in Missouri who want better-paying jobs, and a stronger and safer country for their kids. In naming Betsy DeVos

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Roberts applauds Breckenridge for State of the Judiciary comments

Roberts says Breckenridge’s comments highlight problems he witnessed as a prosecutor in the City of St. Louis JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Steven Roberts applauded Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge following her annual State of the Judiciary Address that in part focused on the need to protect the poor from unwarranted and