Currently, the federal poverty level for a single person is $12,140, while for a family of four with two children, it is $25,100. However, research suggests that, on average, an income equal to about two times the federal poverty threshold is needed to meet Americans’ most basic needs — $24,280 for a single person and $50,200 for a family of four.
Term limits on Missouri lawmakers have been a useful tool, bringing new leaders with fresh ideas to Jefferson City. Will voters take the opportunity in November to impose term limits on Jackson County officials?
The Kansas City Star’s Influencers have proposed tighter gun laws, but the measures have little chance of passing. Instead, Missouri should allow Kansas City and St. Louis to decide their own gun policies.