Letters to the Editor

City should keep bridge open

    My name is Carter Mason from Boy Scout Troop 477.  I was in the (Crawford County) Commissioner's Meeting on August 20, 2019, and the Third Street Bridge was discussed. I am writing to complete another requirement of my communications merit badge, which is a letter to the editor of my local paper.  

State needs open collective bargaining

    Although the 2020 legislative session is still a few months away, I hope Missouri officials are planning to reengage the issue of government union reform, and particularly open collective bargaining. Currently, the vast majority of the contract negotiations between public officials and organized labor can be conducted out of sight of the taxpayers—the very taxpayers who must pay the salaries and benefits that are agreed to.

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