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By Emily Stahly on Jan 22, 2018

Demand for charter schools is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, student’s charter schools are functionally limited to St. Louis and Kansas City, denying thousands of children an opportunity for a better education. Isn’t it time to expand charter schools in Missouri?

By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

Special taxing districts are political subdivisions formed to fund specific services and improvements such as fire protection and infrastructure.

By Andrew B. Wilson on Dec 07, 2017

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor. As we remember this day which will forever live in infamy, we reflect on the many sacrifices that led to greater freedom and liberty not only across our great nation but throughout the world. 

By Justin Smith on Dec 05, 2017
Are government regulations blocking the path to growth and job creation? This year, Governor Eric Greitens signed Executive Order 17-03, designed to identify and eliminate red tape and needless regulations.
By Show-Me Institute Staff on Nov 29, 2017

This is our home, and we’re dedicated to promoting free-market solutions. We’re working to build a better Missouri. There’s so much to accomplish in 2018, and we can’t do it without you.

By Emily Stahly on Nov 16, 2017

Did you know Missouri is one of only five states where 17-year-olds are still automatically prosecuted as adults? As Missouri looks at ways to improve and reform the criminal justice system, should the state consider raising the age? 

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By Mike Ferguson on Nov 02, 2017

Burdensome licensing requirements are making it very difficult for Missouri business owners. That’s why some entrepreneurs are challenging the state’s licensing requirements on African-style hair braiding.

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By James V. Shuls on Oct 31, 2017

Are school boards actually effective at improving standards for students? Dr. James Shuls explains why a school choice system may actually offer parents more control than the traditional public school system.

By Rik W. Hafer on Oct 27, 2017

In their essay, "Taxing Business in Missouri," Professors Rik Hafer, Ph.D., and Howard Wall, Ph.D., review the research of the Tax Foundation to better understand tax policy in Mi

By David French on Oct 20, 2017

On October 11, National Review Institute Senior Fellow David French was at Washington University in Saint Louis to deliver a lecture titled “War of Words: Free Speech versus Tyranny on Campus.” French discussed the growing threat to First-Amendment rights that is currently most visible on univers