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Capitol Perspectives: Lori’s Filibuster

Not much happened this past week in Missouri’s Senate. There’s a one-word explanation why: filibuster.

02/03/2012

Missouri State Capitol 1, Getty Images, Dennis MacDonald

Capitol Perspectives: Tax Credits and Term Limits

A major division in Missouri government that has created a near gridlock on a key issue for the state might be having its last hurrah.

02/01/2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: State of the State: From Policy to Theater

Sitting in the House press gallery listening to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address, I began thinking back to about 30 years ago.

01/23/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Education Funding – A Legislative Nightmare

Decades ago, many argued that education funding was not a state problem.

01/16/2012

Jefferson City, MO

Capitol Perspectives: A Session of Limited Expectations

If you listen to the statehouse pundits, lobbyists and even some legislators you would not hold out much hope for the 2012 legislative session.

01/08/2012

Rob Carr/Staff

WARMANN: The Secrets To Blues Success

KMOX Sports Hub host breaks down what’s going right for St. Louis team in winning streak.

12/17/2011

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Making the Budget

As Missourians prepare for the holiday season, major decisions are being made in Missouri’s statehouse about the state’s multi-billion dollar budget.

12/15/2011

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Consensus Revenue Estimates

It’s been around since the early 1990s, and it has worked remarkably well in bringing a more rational process to put together the state’s budget each year.

12/14/2011

Mel Hancock

Capitol Perspectives: Mel Hancock’s Legacy

It would be difficult to exaggerate the legacy to Missouri of Mel Hancock, who died this month at the age of 82. In many ways, the Springfield businessman and congressman was Missouri’s first tea party member.

11/15/2011

Closed door

Capitol Perspectives: Hidden Government Officials

Despite the national trend toward transparency and openness in government, here in Missouri there has been a recent trend in the opposite direction.

11/07/2011

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