Editorials

I live in my district

By Phill Brooks
    When Missouri's House begins its 2021 session, it may face a fascinating issue of residency which has a long history. The issue arises from a St. Louis Post Dispatch report that Rep. Nick Schroer, R-St. Charles County, purchased a home for his family outside of his House district—while claiming residency in his district via a lease to live in the basement of another person's home.

MDC director responds to column

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley in response to an outdoor column written by Bill Cooper entitled “Winds of change for Missouri conservation regulations” that was printed on the Outdoor page in the November 26 edition of the Cuba Free Press and posted at www.threeriverspublishing.com.

Economic freedom in Missouri improves

By Rik W. Hafer
    How about some good economic news. According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically free state in the country. It is an improvement over last year’s ranking, which was 16th. That’s good news because more economic freedom is associated with better economic outcomes.

What is coming next?

By Phill Brooks
    The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional Pres. Jed Bartlet in the TV series West Wing of two decades ago.