Day: November 27, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Governor Greitens Strikes Again: Now He’s after the Education Commissioner

Earlier this year Governor Greitens unfairly painted a picture of our part-time state legislators as “being on vacation” after the 2017 legislative session ended. Now he absurdly blames “bureaucrats” for falling English and Math score in Missouri schools. And his scapegoat is Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. After stacking the MO Board of Ed with unconfirmed nominees, last week he tried and failed to force them to fire her. And he is apparently going to have […]

RELEASE: New Rankings Highlight the Need to Reduce Occupational Licensing Barriers in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Women’s Foundation today issued the following statement regarding a new report showing that Missouri’s occupational licensing laws for lower-income occupations are the 22nd most burdensome in the nation. “Starting a new career or business is hard enough without the added headache of wading through unnecessary and expensive occupational licensing regulations,” said Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO. “This new report reinforces what our research has already shown about how occupational licensing burdens […]

St. Louis County to host an open house regarding the future of Jamestown Mall location

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger will hold an open house regarding the future of the derelict Jamestown Mall site on Monday. The open house will be held in the atrium of the Detrick Building on the campus of Christian Hospital Northeast. The event is open to the public and will allow county residents to address any concerns and offer their input in regards to the use of the mall. Last month, the county received […]