6 Blog Posts From the MISSOURI Tag


Reducing the profit motive

Missouri Representative Shamed Dogan filed a bill to make police stop stealing your stuff. The title is boring: “Prohibits law enforcement agencies from transferring seized property to a federal agency in forfeiture litigation.” The effects would be huge. The bill aims to take some of the profit out of policing. Letting police keep the revenue […]

Funding Infrastructure in Rural America—a Snapshot of Three States: NMA E-Newsletter #463

Funding Infrastructure in Rural America—a Snapshot of Three States: NMA E-Newsletter #463

Whenever the media reports on infrastructure, much of the time the discussion centers on urban cores and highways. Small towns and rural roads are often left out of the discussion but related infrastructure needs can be just as critical. Securing adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance requires the active involvement and cooperation of rural, […]

Paging Congressman Hobbs

Palmyra, Missouri city prosecutor James Lemon just got caught extorting drivers caught in a speed trap. He agreed to drop one demand after he was contacted by KMOV reporters. US 61 through Palmyra is a limited access highway (crossroads but no driveways). In much of the country it would be posted 65 or 70, but […]

Real reforms

Missouri lawmakers recently approved bill SB765 banning ticket quotas and SB 572 limiting fines for some traffic offenses to $200. I doubt they will solve the problem. I’ve read too many stories from other jurisdictions. Two simple reforms would force most traffic law enforcement in America to be about traffic law enforcement by eliminating the […]

If you speed we’ll smash your car

I just read one of those “how did anybody think that was a good idea?” stories.  A DPW director explained the strange design of a city street.  It was designed to make speeding drivers crash.  And it has. Planting trees to form a canopy over the road is traffic calming.  A stop sign forest is […]