Capitol Perspectives
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Missouri’s recent veto session was another chapter in a long and fascinating legislative history. Until the 1970s, there were no veto sessions. Instead, prior versions of the state Constitution … more
Missouri’s House displayed unusual constitutional discipline during this summer’s anti-crime special session. House leaders obeyed a state constitutional provision which requires a … more
As an emeritus faculty member of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I feel compelled to offer some thoughts about the recent controversy involving the tweets by two school newsroom … more
A few decades ago, Missouri’s Senate had a unique visitor — a baby squirrel. Harvey’s chamber appearance was unplanned. Arriving to the Capitol late one day, I entered the … more
This column is prompted by a simple question asked of the governor at one of his news conferences. Missouri had reached a peak level of COVID-19 infections. That record was set after Missouri … more
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As I reflect on the final months of term-limited state legislators who have made a profound difference for the state, I also remember Harriett Woods. While she gained national attention for her … more
There are some interesting similarities between Missouri’s governor and the nation’s president in dealing with COVID-19. Their refusal to wear face masks is the most visible. Both Gov. … more
I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General … more
Missouri's General Assembly faces historic challenges for the final three weeks of the 2020 regular session. The budget tops the list with a projected $1 billion or even higher revenue loss for … more
This spring, Missouri lost one of the key partners in the most dynamic cross-party legislative collaboration I’ve seen in half a century. Jack Buechner was a founding member of a group of … more
The coronavirus pandemic has raised some difficult journalistic questions for which there are not easy answers. Journalists are facing conflicts between stressing good health practices while, at … more
A Missouri incident nearly a decade ago demonstrates the danger of politicians trying to control health information as the administration of President Donald Trump has done to deal with the … more
A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal … more
There are some intriguing similarities, but also contrasts between the current U.S. House investigation of President Donald Trump and last year’s Missouri House investigation of Gov. Eric … more
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