Missouri Midterms 2018: What You Need to Know

Easton Elrod, Editor

Midterm Elections typically don’t get very much attention from voters, yet somehow 2018 was different. Voter turnout was much higher than in past years. Some of the highlights from Missouri are as follows:

Josh Hawley was elected into the U.S. Senate; 6 Republicans were elected into the house, in contrast to only 2 Democrats filling the same role; Missouri residents voted to revise the districts; medical marijuana was passed with a 4% tax to benefit healthcare for veterans; minimum wage is set to raise incrementally over 5 years from $7.85 to $12 an hour; and the ban on groups advertising bingo games was lifted.

Hopefully these changes will be for the better, and in 2020, be sure to vote if you are capable. Only you can make an impact on your country. Your vote counts; make it matter!