The midwife legislation becomes law:
Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Friday that started out expanding health insurance options and ended up, unbeknownst to most lawmakers, legalizing midwifery.
There is a very interesting article in the Kansas City Star today about a provision in a bill passed by the legislature to lower the standards to be a court reporter in Missouri.
Missouri's new virtual school hasn't taken off as quickly as expected:
The Missouri Legislature’s bill to reform workplace health insurance provides a common-sense approach to health care reform, rather than more government intervention and bureaucracy.
My love of trains has been discussed before.
The St. Louis School Board may reconsider its contract to bash the charter schools:
George Orwell famously warned about the use of political terminology to obscure meaning, rather than to reveal or enlighten.
The St. Louis School Board has decided to spend more money on:
a) New textbooks and computers.
b) Hiring better-qualified teachers in hard-to-staff subjects like math and science.
c) Repairing old school buildings.
In New York City, the value of a taxi medallion, simply a license to operate a taxi cab, is $477,000. That is an amazing sum, but certainly understandable by the law of supply and demand.