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This year's process to redraw Missouri's legislative districts represents the danger of handing that responsibility to partisan politicians. Every 10 years following the national census, district lines must be redrawn to meet the U.S. constitutional requirement for near equal distribution of...
I just read in the Howell County News that a law enforcement tax increase is on the ballot.  Everybody knows that something needs to be done, the thieves are stealing us blind and buying drugs with their ill-gotten gains but we should stop and consider for a moment.  I personally believe that the...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missouri investors to be cautious with any potential investment opportunities related to the war in Ukraine.  Ashcroft and his securities division, with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), want investors and securities...
A friend asked this week, "What's the connection between the 'Lion of the tribe of Judah' and Christianity?" Well, the story of the "Lion of the tribe of Judah" is very old. It goes all the way back to Genesis and the death of Jacob, who was the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham. When...
This week we discussed Eminent Domain in Jefferson City. We have owned a small cabin with 40 acres in Douglas County since the 1970s. On paper that property has a value of approximately $65,000. In this economy there are new automobiles being sold for more than that. Because of the memories I...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missouri investors to be cautious with any potential investment opportunities related to the war in Ukraine.  Ashcroft and his securities division, with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), want investors and securities...
To kick off Sunshine Week, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit against the Missouri School Boards Association for alleged violations of the Sunshine Law.  The Missouri Attorney General's Office previously requested records from the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) related...
In the most compelling language we submit this assessment of a critical need for funding from the ARPA that seems now to be available. This funding would be for the mid-Missouri North South corridor along route U.S. 63.  The project will complete a four-lane highway corridor from the Arkansas...
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, legislative district maps are redrawn to reflect shifting populations. A lot of attention has been paid to new boundaries for Missouri's eight congressional districts, but there's been less discussion about state legislative districts. While the General...
A friend asked this week, "What is the unforgivable sin?" "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matthew 12:32 Many...

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