If you had to pick one factor to explain the difficulties encountered during the 2012 session of Missouri’s legislature, it would have to be term limits.
Supporters of raising Missouri’s minimum wage and limiting payday loans submitted petitions Sunday to get the separate measures on the November ballot, beating this weekend’s deadline to turn in signatures.
The dollars were deposited in 1985-86, after the sale of the old County Hospital’s land.
Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state’s office to run in the August Republican primary.
Earlier this week, Iowa’s government voted to formally replace the word “retarded” with the term “intellectual disability.”
Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation.
The districts are being adjusted to reflect population changes from the 2010 census.
The measure would forbid companies from turning people down for jobs or treating them differently because they have a concealed carry permit or have used a firearm in the past.
Despite the national trend toward transparency and openness in government, here in Missouri there has been a recent trend in the opposite direction.
“When we address our budget…we’re going to touch the holy grails. We’re going to address Medicare and we’re going to address Social Security.”