Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:13 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 By several measures, the national economy is the strongest it has been in decades. The U.S. monthly unemployment rate now sits comfortably below 4%, and we are in the second longest period of GDP growth since World War II. In most states, unemployment has improved in recent years as well, but that is not to say every state economy is equally healthy. Some states are experiencing an economic boom, while others continue to struggle with job losses, poor GDP growth, and poverty. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about a state's ability to support its population -- with jobs, education, and economic opportunities. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates to compare and rank state economies. The best … [Read more...] about Which state tops list for having the best and worst economies?
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With less than a week to go before Missouri’s Aug. 7 primary elections, Mid-Missouri candidates in one state Senate race and two House contests have raised $407,098.88, and spent more than half of that — $232,315.98.Based on the campaign finance reports due to the Missouri Ethics Commission eight days before the election, state Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, who is running for the 6th District state Senate seat formerly held by now-Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, raised the most money since his campaign began — nearly $164,000.Jefferson City lawyer Rudy Veit, one of six candidates seeking to replace Bernskoetter as the 59th House District state representative, is a distant second, with more than $57,000 raised over the last year.And Dave Griffith, one of five candidates seeking to succeed term-limited Jay Barnes in the 60th House District, raised the third-most money, at nearly $55,000.Here’s a break-down of all the candidates’ fundraising and spending, by … [Read more...] about Mid-Missouri candidates in 3 races raise more than $400,000
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Our state's budget is imploding — school funding is being cut, safety net programs are being cut, the state refuses to accept Medicaid expansion — so why do we continue to have the death penalty, which has been shown in many states to be more expensive than not having it?In St. Louis, the homicide rate goes higher and higher. In addition to the obvious factor of so many people having guns, why does the state continue to provide a model — by the death penalty? The thing to do about problem people is kill them, right? Oy vey.Nobody wants innocent people to be executed, so why does Missouri keep opposing appeals filed on grounds of possible innocence?The Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment, so why did Missouri try so hard to kill Russell Bucklew, who has a blood condition that experts say could make the lethal injection excruciatingly painful? Fortunately the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay for another look at the situation.When a sentencing jury can't … [Read more...] about Death penalty in Missouri is expensive, cruel
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What you need to know about the E. coli outbreak, now in 7 states An E. coli outbreak has spread to seven states, sending 6 people to the hospital. The CDC, U.S. Food and Drug among those investigating the outbreak. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Sean Rossman, USA TODAY Published 8:58 a.m. CT April 12, 2018 | Updated 10:57 a.m. CT April 12, 2018 CLOSE Health officials are investigating the cause of a multistate E. coli outbreak that has infected people across the country Time CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE An e. coli outbreak with no known source has spread … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the E. coli outbreak, now in 7 states