Education funding is an ever present issue in state budgets and Missouri is no exception.
In 1988, kids enjoyed their video games on an 8-bit Nintendo, people listened to music on cassettes, and the World Wide Web did not yet exist. Things have changed a lot in the past 30 years. Indeed, the rapid development of technology has improved almost every aspect of our lives.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has been sent legislation forbidding local governments from banning Airbnb and other short-term rental companies (STRs).
For the last year or so, momentum has built behind the idea of reform to the state's prevailing wage law. Between the prevailing wage's negative impact on public construction costs and its unrepresentative calculation of market wages for professions in Missouri, reform is overdue.
The Show-Me Institute is pleased to offer internship opportunities for Summer 2018.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the need for broader criminal justice reform in order to avoid spending nearly half a billion dollars on two new prisons over the next five years.
One question that drives our municipal checkbook project is: What is the cost of transparency?
In addition to fielding questions about what a charter school is, and whether charters are
Those who have been following our Government Checkbook database closely may have noticed that a new folder was added in the last week or so:
Public funding for higher education has been on the wane in Missouri.