Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 22

Missouri’s Challenges: Increasing Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – We use words including “justice” and “opportunity” often in our policy discussions and debates. What should those words mean when it comes to the goals of our public policy? More importantly, how does the answer to that question affect the lives of Missourians? This week, State Senator Bill …

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Oct 16

Kids and Missouri’s Courts: Are Reforms Needed?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – When “children” and “courts” are paired in a sentence, it almost always means something has gone wrong in someone’s life. This week, we examine two calls for reforms in our court system and both involve children in different ways. Mark Ludwig of the Missouri-based Americans for Equal Shared …

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Oct 16

What’s Next For Business and Energy in Missouri?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – The Legislative Session may not officially get underway until January but preparation is already happening. Not just by lawmakers. This week, Associated Industries of Missouri’s Ray McCarty gives us a look at the upcoming session from a business perspective. While labor and legal reforms were made in 2017, …

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Oct 01

Legalizing Pot? More Restrictions on Campaign Donations? A Look At Two Petition Drives for 2018

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – We’re about a year away from the 2018 election season but work is already being done to put some measures on your ballot. This week, we take a look at two of those initiatives. Tim Gilio from the Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement explains why he and his colleagues …

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