Privacy rights vs. the public’s right to know

By Phill Brooks
    A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal privacy. Missouri's Sunshine Law addresses privacy concerns for some information held by state government.

For 150 years, innovation has run through Mo. S&T

By Mohammad Dehghani
    Doppler radar. Mobile payment systems. A GPS in the palm of your hand. We take these types of everyday technologies for granted. But behind each of them was the work of engineers – and if not for one Missouri university known for its engineering programs, these innovations, and many others, may have never occurred.

Don’t let special interests control our local libraries

    An area library official recently expressed concern about Missouri House Bill 2044, otherwise known as the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act.” The bill should concern everyone, especially parents, as what it really seeks to do is take away parental oversight of what their kids can read at the library.

Major change is proposed for state highway funding

By Phill Brooks
    For the second year, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has proposed an historic and controversial shift in how highways are funded.
    His idea, approved by the legislature last year and recommended again this year, allocates for highways a small piece of "General Revenue" that finances the bulk of non-highway functions of state government including health, welfare and education.