Mike Ferguson — formerly of the Eagle in Columbia, currently director of Missouri News Horizon — spoke on the topic of the 2012 Missouri Legislative Session at the most recent Show-Me Forum in Columbia, MO. The speaker gave a media perspective on what did and did not happen, and why. One focus of the talk was the republicans, who control the legislature, not wishing to rock the boat during an election year, and thus being unwilling to discuss or move forward on important issues to the state, such as roads, education, and tax credits.