Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 30

#MOLeg 2018: What Will Actually Get Done This Year at the Capitol?

MOVP Brad Jones Jan 2018

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Almost within minutes of Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State Address, headlines in Missouri were not about his policy objectives for the state. The headlines were about accusations of an extramarital affair that happened shortly before he was elected. The Governor has admitted to having an affair …

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Jan 25

Raise the Age and Cyber Aware

MOVP Jeree Thomas

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Should 17 year old criminal suspects be tried as adults or go through the juvenile justice system Right now, in Missouri, there’s no debate; they are prosecuted as adults. A proposal in the state legislature would change that. It would require 17 year old suspects to go through …

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Jan 10

The Reality of Human Trafficking in Missouri

MOVP McDonald Jan 2018

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

MOVP Jean Evans 2017

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

MOVP Ferrarini

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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