The Missouri House is considering a constitutional amendment that would designate English as the language for "official proceedings" in Missouri.
Two of Saint Louis County’s most recognizable municipalities are engaged in discussions of a merger. Clayton, the county seat and region’s second downtown, and Richmond Heights, the area’s shopping and transportation nexus, have been considering a merger since November 2004. A Joint Study Committee was established consisting of equal representation from both cities, and that committee is closing in on issuing its final recommendations. If the JSC recommends moving forward, both cities’ elected bodies would have to agree to put the measure on the ballot, and then voters of both cities would have to approve the merger. A merger would benefit the residents of both communities and improve local government services for the residents and businesses.
Legislators in Illinois and Missouri are pondering legislation that would give their states' electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the most popular vote
Discussions about a new bridge over the Mississippi are heating up. The Post-Dispatch has an updated story on today's meeting of the East-West Gateway Coordinatin
The state senate recently approved a bill to increase the competition amongst video service providers, specifically cable companies. The arguments for cable franchise reform are many.
Eric Hanushek presents testimony against the claims of school districts that are suing the state:
David Nicklaus has a new column on Speaker Jetton's proposal to exempt Social Security benefits and various other forms of retirement income from the income tax
An ongoing court case pits the state of Missouri against a coalition of Missouri school districts who are seeking court-ordered funding increases. The districts allege that their inability to perform is directly linked to the state's inability to adequately fund them.