By Josh Peterson | | Apr 09, 2014 5:00 AM | 74
A ban against law enforcement's warrantless electronic surveillance could soon make its way into Missouri's state constitution.
By Chris Butler | | Apr 07, 2014 5:00 AM
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee taxpayers will pay upwards of $60 million across state lines so a Kansas City-based marketing firm can promote tourism for a government agency.
By Josh Peterson | | Mar 21, 2014 5:00 AM | 6

By Josh Peterson | If you’re in Utah, your cell phone’s location data very soon may receive the protection of a warrant. A state level bill, H.B. 128,  requiring law enforcement agencies to get a warrant to obtain the location data of an electronic device is on its way to the governor’s office. Having passed through the Utah House [...]

By Mary C. Tillotson | | Feb 20, 2014 10:47 AM

Part 58 of 58 in the series Educating America By Mary C. Tillotson | A Missouri ballot initiative to help fund public schools, special education programs and scholarships for private schools has proven popular. The measure has collected about 80,000 signatures and could land on the ballot in November. “We tried to make this proposal so that it would [...]

By Mary C. Tillotson | | Feb 10, 2014 5:00 AM | 119

By Mary C. Tillotson | One of two Missouri school districts nearing bankruptcy has committed $130,000 to a lobbying firm, claiming the district needs increased state funding to stay afloat. The investment in lobbying, however, may not have increased the district’s chances of getting money from the state. “Anyone from the Normandy School Board or the superintendent [...]

By Johnny Kampis | | Jan 31, 2014 9:00 AM

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog Amid President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage nationally, Missouri is one of about 30 states considering an increase on the state level. In a Republican-rich Missouri Legislature such efforts are likely to fail, but the measure may yet get a public vote through the petition process. During his State of [...]

By Admin | | Jan 23, 2014 9:52 AM | 1.4K

By John K. Ross | for Missouri Watchdog Score one for the little guy. A Missouri appeals court has issued a unanimous ruling prohibiting North Kansas City from seizing a Burger King via eminent domain.

By Mary C. Tillotson | | Jan 15, 2014 5:00 AM

Missouri lawmakers are looking at slegislation to fix the issue of students attending schools in failing districts.

By Kenric Ward | | Jan 12, 2014 1:29 PM | 785

By Kenric Ward | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes Monday on “reasonable” reforms. Reid’s sudden about-face comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. “I am [...]

By Admin | | Jan 09, 2014 10:53 AM | 7

By John K. Ross | for Missouri Watchdog Last month, a federal appeals court rejected a bid by a group of 250 taxicab drivers to open Kansas City’s market to more competition, saying that while the rules promote favoritism they aren't unconstitutional.