Last week two things happened that should deeply concern all working Missourians. First, the Economic Policy Institute came out with a new report showing so-called 'right to work' states have lower wages, and second an ALEC 'right to work' bill has been added to the Missouri Senate's calendar.
Last year, Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia)'s poorly-drafted and misguided Amendment 5 put some of Missouri's most common-sense gun laws at risk. Unfortunately, the NRA-endorsed legislative "fixes" aren't much better.
A new report on Missouri's clean energy industry, which employs nearly 40,000 Missourians at more than 4,400 establishments, shows the industry is poised to grow an impressive 7% in 2015 and could grow even more with the right public policy.
It's halfway through the 2015 legislative session and some of the most important issues our state needs to address—racially biased policing, municpal court reform, police use of deadly force—are being largely ignored.
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