by Phill Brooks
On an early September morning last year, a Springfield, Mo. mom walked into her daughter’s bedroom and experienced a tragedy no parent should ever have to face. Following a four-year battle with opioid addiction, her 20-year old daughter, a former high school cheerleader, was face-down in he…
The State of Missouri is accelerating a looming crisis in long term care by not sufficiently reimbursing nursing homes for the care they deliver to Missouri’s low-income elderly and disabled populations dependent on the State’s Medicaid program.
Medicaid ensures that children with an autism spectrum disorder are able to see a therapist who can respond to their shifting needs. It helps pregnant women get the ultrasound that they need to deliver healthy babies. And, it allows seniors to live safely in a nursing home.
Springtime in Missouri means ever-changing weather. In the last month, Missourians have enjoyed clear days in the 70s and at other times taken shelter from tornados. When it’s warm out, spring is a great time to enjoy Missouri’s many lakes and rivers. But, remember that thunderstorms may to …
I brought with me today a book. A book I thought would be an incredibly useful tool in writing this speech. “3,500 good quotes for speakers.” The quotes, of course, are bundled into groups pertaining to different topics and issues, alphabetized for the reader’s convenience.
Well, we’ve made it. After 12 years, it’s finally here. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve had a countdown for way longer than senior year. And I know we’re all anxious to get our diplomas, so I’ll try to keep this short.
The actions surrounding the inauguration of Missouri’s new governor suggested to me a level of governmental transformation I cannot recall since Kit Bond’s first gubernatorial term in 1973.