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by Paul Hamby, Maysville The Missouri Legislative session officially ended on May 14. Making new laws is not easy and it should not be. Approx 2,200 bills were filed; 69 passed. And some of those 69 were very bad for your liberty and your bank account. SAPA, the Second Amendment Preservation Act...
St. Louis, MO: "Since taking office, Biden's administration has rampaged through the executive agencies, enacting every social experimentation the left can dream up," said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "One particularly sinister plan comes from Biden's executive order on '...
Last week we compared Missouri's turkey season numbers through the years. The last 20 have been pretty much down hill to the point at which lots of folks are beginning to ask wildlife managers to make some adjustments to help the birds recover. One prominent post going around social media included...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the school year ends, you can expect young people to start applying for summer jobs. For agricultural employers, these young workers can provide extra capacity at a time when farms and agribusinesses often have more work than they have employees to get that work done. “Labor is...
Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 31 this year and, once again, it will be defined as the unofficial beginning of summer -- a time for raucous parties and barbecues and the opening of beaches, pools and amusement parks. Have fun, is the motto. And, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as long...
From the mid 1980s to the early 2000s, Missouri saw the great come back of the wild turkey. Through efforts of private landowners, conservation organizations and the Missouri Department of Conservation, wild turkeys returned from near extirpation to every woods in every part of the state. As...
“We are disappointed that the legislature has again failed to reform eminent domain laws. Proponents of merchant transmission lines have made it clear they expect Grain Belt Express to be just the first of many. “We cannot allow the use of eminent domain for private gain to continue.  Out-of-state...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you’re in the market for a car that will save you money at the pump, looking at miles per gallon may not be the best way to compare fuel efficiency, says a University of Missouri Extension financial planning specialist. “People aren’t interested in fuel efficiency to drive more...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins sent a letter to President Joe Biden opposing efforts to implement a new tax on death. President Biden has proposed eliminating the longstanding "stepped-up basis" rule, nearly doubling the capital gains tax rate and...
Why Lily of the Valley Is The Official May Day Flower   Posted on    April 30, 2021 by Carole Funger A ROYAL HISTORY In France, lily of the valley (or muguet in French) has been given as a gift for centuries. Legend has it that the custom started on May 1, 1561 when King Charles IX received a sprig...

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