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By Michael Highsmith, Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Under current Sunshine Law in Missouri, government bodies may close meetings, records, and votes relating to contract negotiations until the contract is executed or rejected.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: All across Missouri, students lack access to higher-level coursework such as AP courses, calculus, and physics.

THE SOLUTION: Course access.

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By Patrick Ishmael, Graham Renz on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Until recently, many workers in Missouri could be forced to join unions. That was unfair not only to the employees affected by the law, but also to employers who had to operate under it.

THE SOLUTION: Right to work.

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THE PROBLEM: The University of Missouri system, and higher education in the United States in general, are at a crossroads. Tuition is rising, resulting in over $1 trillion in student loan debt nationwide.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Many government construction contracts dictate what potential contractors must pay workers to get the job. These restrictions are bad news for taxpayers and laborers alike.

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By Patrick Ishmael, Michael Austin on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: State spending is on the rise in Missouri, led by a growth in public welfare dollars. Public welfare spending now accounts for more than 46% of total spending and is the largest driver of general spending growth in Missouri.

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By Graham Renz, Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Special taxing districts (SDs) are political subdivisions of the State of Missouri that fund specific services and improvements, such as neighborhood security, fire protection, and various kinds of infrastructure.

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By Graham Renz, Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will likely face funding shortfalls in the near future. New revenue will be needed, and it should be generated in a way that is both economically sound and fair to all Missourians.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Missouri’s Certificate of Need (CON) law restricts health care competition by requiring many health care providers to get state approval before entering new markets or expanding services offered in existing facilities.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

Special taxing districts are political subdivisions formed to fund specific services and improvements such as fire protection and infrastructure.

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