The release of the scores from the 2015 MAP test a few weeks ago has brought with it new discussion about standardized testing. Prior to the spring...
As my colleagues David Stokes, Michael Rathbone, and Joe Miller have chronicled for years, community improvement districts (CIDs)—a type of local...
For cities across the country, property taxes make up a large—sometimes the largest—source of tax revenue. For instance, more than 90% of Portland’s...
By most academic measures, the Show-Me State usually performs near the middle of the pack, rarely cracking the top 25 in national rankings. But there...
Ronald Reagan once said that Americans "should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." Unfortunately...
Pro football is great entertainment, but building a new stadium with hundreds of millions of dollars from the public is not a smart economic play.
The Saint Louis Board of Aldermen met yesterday to discuss a modified proposal that would have raised the city’s minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2020...
In Missouri, once a union becomes the “exclusive representative” for a group of public employees, that union remains in power indefinitely. Another...
Last month I talked with a restaurant owner who told me that a sizeable increase in Saint Louis’ minimum wage would be “devastating.” Last June, this...
Millions of Americans buying insurance in the Obamacare marketplaces could be in for a rude awakening when 2016 rolls around. For one, the cost of...
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