Missouri has a criminal justice problem. While the spike in homicides in Kansas City captures a lot of attention, as it should, it isn’t our only challenge.
In January, I penned an op-ed for the St.
Missouri’s “Main Street,” Interstate 70, is in need of more than the usual, periodic repairs. The roadway is, in some places, 60 years old, and its foundation has deteriorated.
We wrote recently of the opportunity to improve public safety in Missouri by “Raising the Age”—that is, keeping most 17-year olds out of the adult criminal justice system.
A new budget proposal from Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) would fully fund Missouri’s foundation formula for K-12 education for the first time in years.
Legislation has been introduced in Missouri that would relax the state’s rigid sentencing laws in favor of more flexible guidelines.
The Saint Louis Zoo is one of the finest institutions of its kind, and is a source of civic and scientific pride for Saint Louisans.
Economist Herbert Stein is famous for the quotation “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”
The foundation formula put into place during the 2006-2007 school year is the basis for public school funding in Missouri.