"Perhaps the time has come for a serious conversation about initiative petition reform, correcting the imbalance between the responsibilities of our elected officials, and the ability to change our constitution by initiative petition."
Posts published by “Blake Hurst”
Blake Hurst, a farmer from Westboro, is the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm organization.
"We hope to work with you to continue our focus on juvenile reform programs that address the root causes of juvenile delinquency which include adverse childhood trauma, mental health issues, food insecurity, and other socioeconomic issues that drive youth to commit such crimes."
"Mike Moon will thrive in an environment where the people's representatives are at least somewhat less dependent on the good graces of the few in leadership."
"If the purpose of the special session is to enhance public safety, this proposal would do the opposite, while inflicting incalculable harm on Missouri’s children."
"Amendment 2 would expand the state’s Medicaid rolls and put taxpayers on the hook for $2 billion of new health care spending. Missourians should vote no on Amendment 2."
"The strong backing from business groups reinforces that Medicaid expansion is not only good for the state’s health but also its bottom line."
"It is because of the invaluable work that teachers do that Missouri must realize that massive spending programs will gut public education."
"The Missouri Legislature’s goals of government transparency and taxpayer accountability can be achieved by following the lead of Independence."
An economic downturn is the worst time to expand Medicaid benefits to able-bodied adults without a true need, especially when our program is already one of the most generous programs in the country.
"Whether it is a certificate program to work on an advanced robotics assembly line or a four-year degree to become one of our state’s next great business leaders, we need all institutions to serve students."