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Members of the Missouri General Assembly wrapped up their work this week on an extra session called to combat violent crime in our state. During the session, called by the governor, lawmakers passed … more
Over the last several weeks and months we have seen our case count increase and most notably over the last couple of weeks we have seen a sharp increase in numbers. As of the prior weekend … more
The Missouri Senate concluded its work on an extra session to address violent crime this past week with the passage of several important measures.The session, called by the governor, specifically … more
When a person is found to have a communicable disease (COVID-19, HIV, tuberculosis, chlamydia, etc), one of the jobs of the nurses at the County Health Department is to identify those people who were … more
All across our state, children, parents and teachers are preparing to start a new school year. In a normal year, August means back-to-school shopping, the return of high school football and the … more
The dictionary definition of “hype” is a deception or put-on, or promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind. But regarding medical advances, it might be used to refer to … more
Since June, I have been telling Missouri voters through print, TV and radio interviews to request absentee or mail-in ballots early and to return them to their local election authority without … more
Students across Missouri are preparing for the upcoming school year. Whether in person, virtual or a combination of both, it is important that students are up to date on routine vaccinations to help … more
There was no way that Americans could anticipate, let alone be prepare for, the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly the severe financial impact inflicted on many households, … more
(Editor’s note: We have varying opinions this week on the validitiy of passage or disapproval of Amendment No. 2 as a Missouri Constitutional issue being posed to registered voters in the Aug. 4 … more
New research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the nearly three dozen states to implement Medicaid expansion are better positioned to respond to the coronavirus outbreak and … more
Following a break in legislative action after the final day of the 2020 legislative session on May 15, activity in the State Capitol is starting to pick back up. Last week, the governor finished … more
I wanted to take a moment to briefly explain my concerns to the community over the recent issue of “anti-police” rhetoric that is occurring on a national level.  For those of you … more
On June 16, Missouri began Phase 2 of the “Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan.”  During Phase 2, there will be no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions will be lifted, … more
Many K-12 schools have been closed for over two months -- and people are understandably panicking about students “falling behind.” Parents are frantically … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson recently announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery dashboard to help track the state’s economic recovery. “In the economy, we’re … more
Seems like every day, there’s some new piece of bad news making its way across the headlines. From the spread of COVID-19, to unrest in our streets, to financial concerns facing many … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s leading business voice, The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Friday announced its endorsement of Amendment 2, joining the growing coalition … more
So fractured is compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law that state health officials — and at least some local governments — are impeding the release of vital information due the public … more
Recently, the governor announced that a ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program will be placed on the Aug. 4 ballot. While ballot initiatives automatically go to the general … more
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