Barbara Shelly

August 1, 2013 1:09 PM

Profiles in courage are blurry in the Missouri legislature

Missouri has moved a long distance away from the concept of a citizen legislature — ordinary folks who take five months out of their year to spend part of the week in Jefferson City grappling with tough issues and crafting smart laws for the rest of us. Too many of the lawmakers are professional politicians, with most of their identity wrapped up in being a representative or senator.

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