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Capitol Perspectives: Medicaid’s financial history

There is a fascinating history to Missouri's recent special session to fix the legislature's failure to continue one of the state's most important financial...

Vaccine hesitancy in Missouri is more complicated than just party affiliation

No doubt, what is happening to sections of our state is absolutely heartbreaking. Currently, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the lower...

My daughter is enrolled in Pfizer’s vaccine trial because I don’t...

On a sunny Wednesday a little over a month ago, my 7-year-old daughter bravely held my hand as we walked into Children’s Mercy Hospital...

Missouri is facing a pediatric behavioral health crisis

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been generally accepted that the virus is not as dangerous to children. Of our nation’s...

Capitol Perspectives: The two sides of Bob Griffin

The passing of former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin last week reminds me of a conflict I've seen so often with public officials between...

What is the ‘Show Me State’ showing its citizens and the...

The state of Missouri, the “Show Me State,” is located in the heart of America. In addition to the sass and symbolism the nickname and...

Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s Medicaid history

The Missouri legislature's recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when President...

Missouri Republicans should see Kansas as a political cautionary tale

In 2012, I wrote a column seeking to explain the rightward shift in Missouri politics over the previous decade.  The title was cribbed from the...

Missourians need to make their voices heard about the future of...

Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request for comments to "improve and...

Why does Missouri allow Ameren to operate above the law?

The Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act have saved millions of lives over the last 50 years. In Missouri, the Department of Natural Resources...

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