Governor Greitens targets bureaucratic red tape and corporations taking advantage of transportation tax districts

April 17, 2017

 

Michael Q. McShane: The Supreme Court can put a nail in the...
On April 19, the United States Supreme Court will hear a case out of our own backyard that wrestles with a vestige of our anti-Catholic past. It will be one of the first cases that newly…
Uber, Lyft regulations pass Missouri Senate
Missouri Senators passed a bill Tuesday that would expand regulations for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft – a measure that legislative leadership and Gov. Eric Greitens have…
No appetite in Missouri House to send gas tax hike to voters
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri House on Wednesday rejected a plan to raise the state’s gas tax by about six cents, pending approval from voters in 2018 – a proposal that emerged in the…
Tax-Increment Financing in Post-tornado Joplin
The tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri in May of 2011 killed 161 people and injured over 1,000. Property damage resulted in insurance claims of over $2 billion and cost residents and…
When running gets banned at recess
Remember running out to the playground when the bell rang for recess? That “dangerous” act could get kids in trouble at schools that have banned running at recess. My colleague, Valerie…
Missouri Auditor calls on lawmakers to overhaul TDD legislation;...
(THIS STORY WRITTEN BY ALEX DEROSIER, MISSOURINET CONTRIBUTOR) Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says special sales tax districts have left Missouri taxpayers owing nearly $1 billion on…
Opinion | When the separation of church and state leads to...
When not furrowing their collective brows about creches and displays of the Ten Commandments here and there, courts often are pondering tangential contacts between the government and…
MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’…
Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ number one goal since taking office has been to reduce government and cut red tape, and his latest executive order is taking aim at…
Messenger: State workers failed to disclose their connection to...
In August 2016, Col. Bret Johnson wrote three letters that tell a story. One went to Brian Heath, the chief executive of Drivewyze. Johnson, the superintendent of the Missouri Highway…
Missouri Senate bill is bitter pill for prescription drug...
True to his word, Sen. Rob Schaaf did not filibuster a bill on Thursday establishing a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri. But after he sat down, other senators stood up….
The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws
In 1966, Milton Friedman wrote an op-ed for Newsweek entitled ” Minimum Wage Rates.” In it, he argued “that the minimum-wage law is the most anti-Negro law on our statute books.” He was, of…
Fight to stop `RTW` is under way
St. Charles, MO – The fight to stop so-called “right-to-work” in Missouri kicked off recently with a “Train the Trainer” program at Tri-County Labor Club and continued on municipal election…
Overturning Clean Power Plan means breathing room
It made for colorful news this week – President Trump announcing a halt to the Obama administration’s massive Clean Power Plan (CPP). Pundits immediately leaped to criticize the president,…
Editorial: In Missouri, developers are cashing in with obscure...
Self-dealing. Conflicts of interest. Taxation without representation. Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway pointed to all those problems this week in a scathing review of an obscure…

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