Feb 26

Business, Labor and Money. What Should Missouri Reform?

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – Few debates are a contentious as “Right To Work” and that’s just one of the issues impacting jobs and the state’s economy.

Gov. Eric Greitens signed it in to law already but organized labor is determined to put the issue on the ballot in hopes that you will overrule that decision.

This week, former Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones (who is now the Chairman of Missouri Club For Growth) and Empower Missouri’s Assistant Director A.J. Bockelman offer two very different views on the right to work law and on other proposals that impact how state government taxes, spends and entices business.

On the web:

Tim Jones

Missouri Club for Growth

Empower Missouri

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Feb 24

Mental Health Misconceptions and Fighting For Crime Victims’ Rights

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – It’s often under reported and misreported yet issues related to mental health are increasingly too important to ignore.

So, let’s get it right.

This week, Cindi Keele from Missouri’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) does some much-needed myth busting. It’s often an uncomfortable topic but mental health should be talked about more.

Also, Kim Case joins us again to talk about the role crime victims have in the justice system.

Having been a victim herself, Case brings both that perspective and one of an advocate. It’s not just about locking up the guilty, it’s about closure, justice and as much healing as can be provided to victims.

On the web:

NAMI-Missouri

Kim Case

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Feb 12

Is There A War On Police?

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – It’s easy to argue that the current tension between police and some minority communities across the country became a national discussion because of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. Those tensions existed long before Michael Brown’s confrontation with a police officer that resulted in his death, of course, but a national conversation/debate came from that and has been fueled by controversies in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas and Baton Rouge, among others.

Former Missouri State Representative Jeff Roorda is now the business manager for one of the state’s largest police unions. He’s also been a police officer, detective and police chief.

His book, “The War On Police” argues that movements like Black Lives Matter and hostile media coverage of law enforcement are among the reasons police – and entire communities – are less safe today.

On the other side of that debate is the Missouri ACLU, which is supporting what’s being called “The Fourth Amendment Affirmation Act” in the Missouri Legislature.

Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman takes issue with Roorda’s stands and argues that we need more oversight and regulations of police.

Permanent link to this article: http://missouriviewpoints.com/is-there-a-war-on-police/

Feb 08

A Second Chance After Prison and A Politics 2017 Update

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – Once a criminal, always a criminal?

Not necessarily.

Dr. Howard Wall from the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise explains why it’s in everyone’s best interest to help offenders succeed after serving their time.

However, instead of pushing for another government program, Wall says entrepreneurship may offer many offenders a better chance. Considering how many employers won’t hire felons, Wall argues that breaking down regulatory barriers to self employment should be part of the discussion. He promotes a Missouri-based event on February 9th designed to support just that approach.

Also, liberal political commentator Mark Kasen and conservative radio talk show host & columnist Stacy Washington spar over some of the top issues impacting Missouri at this point.

Permanent link to this article: http://missouriviewpoints.com/a-second-chance-after-prison-and-a-politics-2017-update/

Feb 08

The Left’s Challenges in Missouri and the Impact of People of Faith

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Feb 08

Missouri Legislative Session 2017: A Preview from Both Sides

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