Tag: Missouri

Tag: Missouri

  • Missouri State of the State: Government Should “Do Fewer Things and Do Them Better.” image

    Missouri State of the State: Government Should “Do Fewer Things and Do Them Better.”

    The Show-Me State’s 2018 legislative session is off to an exciting start, as Eric Greitens begins his second year as Missouri governor. His inaugural session in office focused heavily on …

  • State Spotlight with MO Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft image

    State Spotlight with MO Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

    Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft stopped by the ALEC office this week. While he was here he talked about federalism, limited government and how his father influenced his career.

  • Missouri Working to Improve its Status as a Judicial Hellhole image

    Missouri Working to Improve its Status as a Judicial Hellhole

    Missouri’s lawsuit system performs in the bottom third of all state legal systems, 42nd out of the 50 states, according to the US Chamber’s Lawsuit Climate Survey. It is …

  • Missouri’s St. Louis is the Nation’s Worst Judicial Hellhole™ image

    Missouri’s St. Louis is the Nation’s Worst Judicial Hellhole™

    A newly released report by the American Tort Reform Association lambastes St. Louis as the worst Judicial Hellhole™ in the country.

  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Vetoes Lawsuit Reform Proposals image

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Vetoes Lawsuit Reform Proposals

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week vetoed two reforms that would have helped the state get a handle on its frivolous lawsuit problem.

  • ALEC CEO Travels to Missouri image

    ALEC CEO Travels to Missouri

    Recently, CEO Lisa B. Nelson met with lawmakers in the Missouri General Assembly. Lisa was welcomed by Speaker Todd Richardson, House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot and Senate President Pro-Tem …

  • Education and Workforce Director Testifies in Missouri about Education Savings Accounts image

    Education and Workforce Director Testifies in Missouri about Education Savings Accounts

    Putting parents back in charge of the direction of their children’s educations allows parents not only to send their students to the schools – public or private – that work best for them, but to actually design customized and flexible education experiences, including tuition, online classes, curricula, textbooks and workbooks, tutoring, and special education therapies, that are as varied as the children themselves. Instead of feeding a child into a system that must, necessarily, be designed around the “average” student, through an ESA program, parents can and have constructed individualized education pathways for their children which capitalize on their unique strengths and shore up their particular weaknesses. But although they are cutting-edge, ESAs are not brand-new or unstudied. As of today, five states – Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Nevada – have passed education savings account programs. If 2011 was labeled the “Year of School Choice”[i] by the Wall Street Journal, 2016 is likely to be the “Year of Education Savings Accounts.”

  • State of the State: Missouri image

    State of the State: Missouri

    During his state of the state address, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made his priorities very clear: he wants to expand Medicaid and spend more on education.