A short time ago, Maurice wrote about how a proposal to dramatically increase the cigarette tax in Illinois might drive Illinois smokers to buy their cancer sticks in Missouri.
According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Illinois may be looking to increase its cigarette tax to pay for health care:
An editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today discusses the findings of one person who is rummaging through the purchases of state officials.
An article in today's Southeast Missourian talks about a report that ranks Missouri teacher preparation at the bottom in the United States:
Missouri suffers from a teacher shortage in many subjects, such as math and science. Missouri’s teacher certification requirements, which keep professionals from other fields out of teaching, contribute to the shortage. A more flexible alternative certification process modeled after Florida’s would help school districts find qualified teachers.
John Hancock at MissouriPulse.com reports that Pork Busters miscalculated in its appropriations ranking of Sen.
Two errors have been made in the discussion of whether pensions should be taxed.