Category: Opinion

Letter: Missouri Should Approve the Grain Belt Express Infrastructure Project to Lower Energy Rates 

Letter: Missouri Should Approve the Grain Belt Express Infrastructure Project to Lower Energy Rates 

By Timothy Griffin, Mayor of Kirkwood and Tim Grenke, Mayor of Centralia  At first glance, Kirkwood and Centralia have little in common besides being Missouri towns. One is a small rural town in central...

Rural families need support at home

Rural families need support at home

By Rep. Kathy Swan There are numerous benefits to raising children in rural communities, ones surrounded by wide open space for little ones to play, learn and explore their worlds.  As every parent knows,...

Support for the disabled and elderly in jeopardy

Support for the disabled and elderly in jeopardy

By Helena Webb The MO 2017 budget approved by the Governor included a cut to reimbursements for the care of foster children. There was public outcry, and the Governor found the money, calling the...

Pursuing tax simplicity at the state and federal level

Pursuing tax simplicity at the state and federal level

By John Lee Earlier this year, President Trump called for a 15 percent corporate and small business federal tax rate. By the end of the summer, the White House plans to release its final tax reform plan,...