Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 10

The Reality of Human Trafficking in Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – The two words are ugly when strung together: human trafficking. But it’s real and it’s happening in Missouri. This week, we hear from Christine McDonald, who survived being trafficked for sex for two decades – 17 of those years she was trafficked in Missouri. She talks about her …

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Jan 02

The Big Stories in Missouri: Reviewing 2017 and Previewing 2018 with Missourinet

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – One thing we can all agree on: 2017 was a year of change in Missouri. A new president, a new governor, a new lieutenant governor, a new state treasurer, and a new secretary of state. Political infighting among Republicans in the Legislature. Multiple special legislative sessions .The green …

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Jan 02

A Preview of the 2018 Missouri Legislative Session

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – January 3rd is the official beginning of the 2018 Missouri Legislative Session. In many ways, it will look and sound like the 2017 session because many of the same issues will be priorities for both major parties. This week, State Representatives Jean Evans (R) and Tracy McCreery (D) …

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Jan 02

Money, Economics, and Your Personal Finances

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – We hear media and politicians use the word “the economy” as a policy and political football of sorts all the time. What are the real-world impacts of “the economy” on you and your family, though? Dr. Tawni Ferrarini is co-author of Common Sense Economics and is the Robert …

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Jan 02

Health Care in Missouri: Public Policy and HIV Laws

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – The Missouri Legislative Session begins in early January and health care is likely to be among the main topics (again). This week, State Rep. Nick Schroer (R) provides a preview of the debate over health care policy and, specifically, the push to expand coverage through Medicaid. Schroer opposes …

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