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By Steven Bernstetter on Feb 25, 2007

A few days ago, my colleague David Stokes blogged about the ongoing struggle between Missouri and Illinois lawmakers to reach a compromise on plans to build an additional bridge of some sort across the Mississippi.

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By David Stokes on Feb 22, 2007

Via Andrew Sullivan, here is the classic book, The Road to Serfdom, done starkly and succinctly as a series of eighteen cartoons.  I believe Mr. Hayek would approve.

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By Steven Bernstetter on Feb 22, 2007

The state is currently considering a proposal to renew and extend the "Quality Jobs Act." This program provides tax incentives for businesses to create jobs in Missouri that pay above the county average and provide at

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By Sarah Brodsky on Feb 22, 2007

The Missouri House is considering a constitutional amendment that would designate English as the language for "official proceedings" in Missouri.

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By David Stokes on Feb 22, 2007

Two of Saint Louis County’s most recognizable municipalities are engaged in discussions of a merger. Clayton, the county seat and region’s second downtown, and Richmond Heights, the area’s shopping and transportation nexus, have been considering a merger since November 2004. A Joint Study Committee was established consisting of equal representation from both cities, and that committee is closing in on issuing its final recommendations. If the JSC recommends moving forward, both cities’ elected bodies would have to agree to put the measure on the ballot, and then voters of both cities would have to approve the merger. A merger would benefit the residents of both communities and improve local government services for the residents and businesses.

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By Timothy B. Lee on Feb 22, 2007

Legislators in Illinois and Missouri are pondering legislation that would give their states' electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the most popular vote

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By David Stokes on Feb 21, 2007

Discussions about a new bridge over the Mississippi are heating up.  The Post-Dispatch has an updated story on today's meeting of the East-West Gateway Coordinatin

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By Steven Bernstetter on Feb 21, 2007

The state senate recently approved a bill to increase the competition amongst video service providers, specifically cable companies. The arguments for cable franchise reform are many.

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By Sarah Brodsky on Feb 21, 2007

Eric Hanushek presents testimony against the claims of school districts that are suing the state:

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By Timothy B. Lee on Feb 21, 2007

David Nicklaus has a new column on Speaker Jetton's proposal to exempt Social Security benefits and various other forms of retirement income from the income tax

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