Does government support for the arts cause economic growth? Governor Blunt seems to think so:
Carl Bearden writes about scholarships and higher education in the South East Missourian:
A new controversy regarding the ownership of Allen Cab Co. has jogged my memories about one of the most unnecessarily, overly regulated industries in St.
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.
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
The Missouri House is considering a constitutional amendment that would designate English as the language for "official proceedings" in Missouri.
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.
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
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