Do you remember January of 2016? Adele’s Hello was displaced by Justin Bieber’s Sorry at the top of the Billboard charts, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and The Martian won the Golden Globe for best picture.
On Thursday, May 17, the Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey appeared on KCPT’s Ruckus to discuss multiple issues facing Jackson County, debate over the local impact of the Sprint merger, and other state and local issues.
State Lawmakers have cut income taxes for Missourians with a bill that now heads to the desk of Governor Eric Greitens.
The doors to a better education may have opened wide for all Missouri students this week. Despite a distracted legislative session—and with just three days left—the Missouri legislature voted to give every student access to tuition-free online courses and a virtual schooling program.
On the last Monday of the legislative session, almost 90 people were arrested in downtown Jefferson City for blocking a street
Somewhere, Milton Friedman is smiling. Last month the American Economic Association announced that Parag Pathak, an economist from MIT, is the recipient of the 2018 John Bates Clark Medal.
Eyebrows were raised at the claim by Kansas City’s tourism board, VisitKC, that Kansas City has over 25 million visitors each year. The skepticism is warranted.
Today, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 793, which the House passed earlier this week. With the Governor’s signature, the new law would make Missouri the 46th state to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 17 to 18 years old.
In a vote that was itself noteworthy, on May 1 the Missouri House voted unanimously, 148 to 0, to approve House Bill 1739, giving judges more discretion in applying mandatory minimum sentences. It is now before the Senate to pass and send to the governor.