At around 25,000 students, the Springfield Public Schools is currently the largest district in Missouri. Just 20 years ago, the St.
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).
In the 80’s and 90’s, politicians from both parties wanted to be tough on crime. A favored tool was stripping judges of their discretion in favor of mandatory minimum sentences set by the legislature. Unsurprisingly, prison populations have gone up.
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.