Missouri Children Are In Poverty. Legislators Are Ignoring Solutions.
October 10, 2023
With the expiration of key aid programs for families, working Missourians are struggling to keep their households afloat. The result: over 17% of Missouri children are in poverty, including nearly one in five children under 5 years old.Read More
Missouri Is Falling Behind – Will the State Act?
October 4, 2023
Missouri is falling behind other states, and the legislature isn’t doing anything about it. As the year comes to an end, national organizations are putting out reports of the best – and the worst – states on particular issues. Unfortunately, these reports don’t give Missouri a lot of bragging rights. The state ranked in the […]Read More
Josh Hawley Thinks Cheaper Prescription Drugs Are ‘Terrible’
September 27, 2023
The Department of Health and Human Services announced on August 29 that Medicare could now negotiate the prices of 10 life-saving drugs for diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. While prices aren’t final yet, Missouri seniors can expect to save as much as $80,000 a year on prescription drugs like Eliquis, Jardiance, Xarelto, Januvia, Imbruvica, […]Read More
Josh Hawley’s ‘Oily Disingenuousness’: 5 Takeaways From Mitt Romney’s New Book
September 18, 2023
The Atlantic published explosive highlights from the upcoming biography of Senator Mitt Romney. One name kept coming up for all the wrong reasons: Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.Read More
Missouri Is #1 In School Censorship – What Are Legislators So Afraid Of?
September 5, 2023 | Progress MO
In August of last year, Missouri’s first statewide law instituting book bans went into effect. Since then, Missouri has instituted even stricter laws censoring libraries and schools, banned more than 300 books, and become number one in America for school censorship. We reviewed a list of all the books Missouri school districts and libraries have […]Read More
It’s Almost Labor Day – Let’s Celebrate The Past And Look Toward The Future
August 29, 2023 | Progress MO
This Labor Day weekend, families across Missouri will celebrate the working conditions afforded to us by labor movements – especially the 40-hour work week and safe and healthy workspaces. But there’s still work to be done. In Missouri, only a slim majority (58%) of full-time employees are eligible for paid sick leave – and there’s […]Read More
Missouri Women’s Pay Lags As They Achieve More Than Ever
August 23, 2023 | Progress MO
This Saturday, August 26, marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment as well as Women’s Equality Day. As we reflect on the occasion, how does Missouri measure up on gender equality? Since 2004 Missouri women have made huge strides in academic and career achievements: While in 2004 only 20.3% of Missouri women […]Read More
Grim New School Year For Missouri Students
August 16, 2023
Missouri is in the thick of back to school season, but it’s difficult to find ways in which the Missouri legislature is making life better for students and teachers this upcoming year. This past year, 25% of Missouri school districts only operated four days a week. Families are worried about providing childcare while working a […]Read More