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Letter to the Editor: New NAIC rules will harm Missouri’s seniors

Mark Comfort, political activist based in St. Louis: "Anyone chasing the dream of retirement security needs as much certainty, reliability and affordability as they can get."

Show-Me Institute's Patrick Ishmael: "I hope the House will seize the moment in 2023 and, if necessary, reconsider its own changes to the bill so that real and substantive parental empowerment can be signed into law."

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins says the veto will strain landowners’ time and resources in navigating the new ruling.

Carl Herd, former SPS teacher and member of SPS’ 2022 Community Task Force on Facilities: "Buildings don’t teach. Focus on basics. Raise the bar."

Jonathan Newman, of Springfield, says "our schools should prioritize academic rigor over social and political agendas."

Mike Moeller of Missouri Home Dock Cities Association: "These rogue gambling operators who are placing machines in businesses shouldn’t be rewarded with sweetheart deals."

Maria Rivero and David Stokes of Show-Me Institute: "Ultimately, the decision rests in the hands of voters, who should weigh the pros and cons of the tax relative to the circumstances of their own community and vote on what they deem best in April."

Taynia Kisner of Compassus brings the concept to the forefront after former President Jimmy Carter’s decision to enter care.

Nixa Public Schools Superintendent Gearl Loden says addressing teacher pay is critical step to keep educators in the state.

Greg Byler of Blue Iguana Car Wash responds to recent crime stats reported to City Council by the chief of the Springfield Police Department.

Jason Gaynor, of Springfield: "Blaming law-abiding citizens for the failures of our criminal justice system might be convenient for some city leaders, but it is certainly not the solution to combating violence within our city. "

Kristen Haseltine, president & CEO of Show Me Christian County, writes in support of the ballot issues.

Dr. Roy Holand, of Springfield, opposes the recreational marijuana ballot measure.

Lonnie Funk, of Rogersville: "Question 1 is more about multifamily development in Springfield in the future than it is about Galloway."

JT Kendall, of Springfield: "Don’t expect, or worse, demand, workers to do more than you are paying them to do or work longer hours without extra compensation."

David Stokes, director of municipal policy for the Show-Me Institute: "Rolling back personal property tax rates is the right thing to do."

Bart Brown of Ozarks Food Harvest responds to the Food Assistance & Hunger in the Heartland report.

Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association, says "funding will help expand transit accessibility and continue allowing transit providers to deliver millions of rides annually so Missourians can gain access to jobs, health care needs, education, goods and services."

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