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By David Stokes on Jul 17, 2007

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Maurice Harris on Jul 17, 2007

According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Illinois may be looking to increase its cigarette tax to pay for health care:

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Maurice Harris on Jul 17, 2007

An editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today discusses the findings of one person who is rummaging through the purchases of state officials.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Jul 16, 2007

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Commentary / Op-Eds
By Maurice Harris on Jul 13, 2007

An article in today's Southeast Missourian talks about a report that ranks Missouri teacher preparation at the bottom in the United States:

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Maurice Harris on Jul 13, 2007
It was announced yesterday that Rep. Carl Bearden is resigning from the Missouri House.
Commentary / Op-Eds
By Sarah Brodsky on Jul 13, 2007

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Eric D. Dixon on Jul 12, 2007

John Hancock at MissouriPulse.com reports that Pork Busters miscalculated in its appropriations ranking of Sen.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Jul 12, 2007

Two errors have been made in the discussion of whether pensions should be taxed.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Jul 12, 2007

In today's punch-right-between-the-eyes example of why Saint Louis County has too many municipalities, the Village of Westwood wants to contribute to the greater good

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