Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 29

Protecting Children In Crisis: Foster Care and Mental Health First Aid in Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Too many tragic situations and too few adults who are ready to help. That’s essentially the story when it comes to Missouri’s foster care system right now. Around 13,000 young people are in foster care in the state at this point and the public-private partnership that cares for …

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Nov 22

Light Up, Pay Up More? The Effort To Raise Taxes On Tobacco In Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Missouri has the lowest sales tax on tobacco in America and, so far, voters have made sure to keep it that way. In recent years, Missourians have turned down three different proposals to increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. That’s not deterring some groups from trying again. Multiple …

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Nov 15

Dollars, Sense, Small Business and Unions: What’s Next For Missouri’s Economy?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – “Right To Work”, “Paycheck Protection” or what opponents call “Paycheck Deception”, the minimum wage, court reforms and even the number of lawmakers we elect to write laws in Jefferson City. This week, we get viewpoints on those from the small business community and from organized labor in Missouri. “Right …

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Nov 08

The Ferguson Commission Report: A Free Market-Based Response

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – By the end of 2015, the Ferguson Commission will dissolve and its work will officially be done. That’s by design. The working group was appointed and funded by Governor Jay Nixon following the turmoil in Ferguson and other areas of St. Louis after the shooting death of Michael …

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Nov 01

Your Money, Your Identity & Your Reputation: How To Protect Yourself

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) The holiday season is upon us. That often means our hearts and wallets are more open as we are more giving this time of year. Unfortunately, con artists and thieves are counting on that and they are counting on us not being careful to protect ourselves and our money. …

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