Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 23

The Cost of Justice: Public Defenders and Legal Reforms

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Few topics bring out raw emotions like those related to law enforcement, our court system and criminal law right now. This week, Missouri’s State Public Defender, Michael Barrett, discusses his effort to require Gov. Jay Nixon to represent an indigent legal client. That became headline news around the …

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Oct 16

Campaign 2016: Judy Baker (D) for Treasurer and Josh Hawley (R) for Attorney General

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Election day is now just weeks away and the candidates are shaking as many hands as possible and visiting as many communities as possible. This week, two of them visit with us to discuss the issues the offices they hope to hold impact. Former State Representative Judy Baker …

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Oct 09

ID Scams That Target Young Missourians and Robocall Scams

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – We’ve all heard about the scams that target people during the holiday season but there’s also a threat to your personal information before then. Being younger and tech-savvy isn’t always a defense, either. Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau’s St. Louis office says college students are increasingly …

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Oct 02

The “Raise Your Hand For Kids” Tobacco Tax Idea: Two Viewpoints

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Now that the state’s Supreme Court denied an effort to toss it off the ballot, you will decide the fate of the “Raise Your Hand For Kids” tobacco tax increase proposal. That would phase in an increase of 60-cents over the next four years. The money, if the …

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