Editorials

There are so many benefits of spending time in greenspaces

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    As wonderful as summertime can be, there’s also something really nice about the calendar—and the weather—turning toward fall. The light starts to soften a bit, and the crisp mornings and warm afternoons invite us to spend more time outside.  

Make a plan to pay for higher education

By Scott Fitzpatrick
    According to a Georgetown University study, the cost of higher education has increased 169 percent over the last 40 years. And according to Sallie Mae’s annual How America Pays for College survey, nearly half of American families have no plan for how to pay for higher education.

Farm Bureau supports call for special session

By Garrett Hawkins
    Rural Missouri’s economy runs on agriculture. This has been the case since before Missouri became a state, and it remains true today. Staying on the cutting edge of agricultural production and value-added processing requires investment in capital-intensive projects.

Refunds, not tax cuts are the safest measure

    As Missouri’s legislature heads into a special session next week to consider permanent tax cuts there are several things you should keep in mind: who is paying the highest percent of taxes in our state; the Hancock Amendment provides for giving surplus money back to the taxpayers; and if our legislature lowers taxes and that leads to future problems it will take a statewide vote to restore them.