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Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 17:18

Over the last several years, Rex Sinquefield has consistently stood by Sam Brownback’s disastrous income tax schemes, even as the Kansas state budget crumbled, leaving a $765 million deficit.

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 16:42

Rep. Eric Burlison says people in 'right to work' states have more money, yet even he's admitted wages go down.

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:38

The Missouri Ethics Commission today released lobbyist gift data for May, giving us a full picture of the free food, booze, tickets and other gifts sent to Missouri legislators by professional lobbyists. 

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 14:24

Throughout the state, media outlets and city governments have published their opposition to HB 722, a misguided bill passed by the Missouri legislature this spring that inteferes with local decisions.

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 - 16:17

In 2013, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed two bills into law eliminating income taxes for small business owners and cutting individual’s income tax rates. These bills, based on the Laffer theory, had the backing of an ideal economic theory.

Until the imperfect nature of reality disrupted them.

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 - 14:06

Missouri has a long history of discriminatory housing, however there seems to be hope for institutionalized fair housing in the state and we hope Texas v. Inclusive Communities is the impetus.

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 13:30

When it comes to abortion restrictions, Missouri has the dubious distinction of being the front runner in making access to a legal medical procedure as difficult and expensive as possible.

Posted Friday, June 19, 2015 - 07:09

Progress Missouri and its sister organization, Progress Missouri Education, seek a Communications Director to coordinate proactive public communications, digital media and campaign communications projects under the direction of the Executive Director.  The person we’re looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills, experience speaking on the record, comfort with social media platforms and an ability to handle multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously. 

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 16:27

Mercy Health, a company based out of Chesterfield, will be laying off 300-350 employees next week. The healthcare company runs hospitals and outreach ministries.

In a statement, Mercy Health revealed lack of Medicaid expansion in Missouri has made it necessary to “simplify” and “reduce costs,” hence the layoffs.

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 19:22

St. Louis Board of Aldermen has begun holding minimum wage hearings.

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