Why incentives matter in Kansas and Missouri
Axiom Strategies considers the tax burdens in Kansas and Missouri and believes the Show Me State has some catching up to do if its want to keep businesses from moving across the state line.
Not much has changed in the Kansas Legislature
The Wichita Eagle Blog notes that the last election did little to change the racial and ethnic makeup of the Kansas Legislature.
Money won't solve public school issues in Missouri
The Missouri Record contends that spending more money on education is not the answer for Missouri public schools.
Weighing the cost of cigarette smuggling
Show-Me Daily considers the costs of cigarette smuggling in the wake of Missouri's decision to not raise the cigarette tax.
Missouri lawmakers are off base on gun control
The Turner Report is frustrated that Missouri lawmakers have expressed their intent to fight federal gun control.
Kander looking to move forward with advance voting
20 Pounds of Headlines writes that Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is pushing for advance voting in the state.
Kansas earns $81 million on record lottery sales in 2012
The Wichitopekington writes that record lottery sales in Kansas created $81 million in revenue.
Missouri House to debate committee rules today
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Political Fix reports that the Missouri House is set to debate a new set of rules that would allow for the creation of additional issue-specific committees.
Missouri House Committee passes open seats elections bill
PoliticMo writes that a bill proposed by state Sen. Jason Smith that would require all open seats to be filled by special election passed the Missouri House Elections Committee yesterday.