Category Archives: Our View

Let’s show them: Charting our own path with “Yes” on Proposition D

I’ve been thinking about our state slogan. For more than a century, Missouri has been the Show-Me State. That stands as one of the more unique state slogans and has been widely adopted and adapted across Missouri. While outsiders are often mystified by it, Missourians know that being the Show-Me State is meant as praise of our healthy skepticism. It

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Our view: An explosive issue

On behalf of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I would like to wish you a happy Independence Day. As a state that’s long been a mecca for barbeque and fireworks — the mainstays of this holiday — it’s safe to say that no place celebrates the Fourth of July better than Missouri. There is something special about fireworks

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Blow out the candles

Happy 95th anniversary! The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded on April 6, 1923. To celebrate our anniversary, our staff in Jefferson City threw a small party on April 6. We ate the cake pictured on the cover of this magazine. In truth, we could have used a much bigger cake. That’s because this anniversary is dedicated to

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Transportation is worth the investment

On the topic of Missouri’s transportation system, it’s easy to be a pessimist. Over the decades, our state’s hilly geography and numerous rivers led to the construction of thousands of bridges. Today, 860 of them are in poor condition. Our primary artery, Interstate 70, is crowded and expected to become even more congested in the coming years. Road fatalities climbed

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