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By Patrick Tuohey on May 10, 2016

For the time being, it seems that plans to tear down Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and build a $1.2 billion new terminal have been shelved. Public polling indicated that about 60% of city voters, whose approval was required for a bond issuance, remained opposed.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Apr 14, 2016

What if I told you that you could have access to nearly unlimited resources, the counsel of top experts, and a direct path to implementing your plans. Could you create a top-notch urban school district?

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Apr 06, 2016

In my youth, I made some irresponsible financial decisions. The first thing I purchased on a credit card was a tennis racket; I don’t even play tennis. Then, of course, there was the college spring break trip to Panama City that was put on the credit card.

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The bar for being an exemplary government program must be pretty low these days.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Mar 12, 2016

Recently, I found myself in the State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri listening to a rousing debate about whether or not to require Missouri public schools to allocate time for the Pledge of Allegiance.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Mar 09, 2016

The Book of Hosea cautions us, “They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.”  Student protests on The University of Missouri’s campus, and the administration’s reaction, sowed some serious wind.  News out this week that freshman enrollment is projected to be down 25%, creating a $32 million

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By Joseph Miller on Feb 11, 2016

If you drive in the Show-Me state, you pay two gas taxes—one of 18.4 cents per gallon to the federal government, and the other of 17 cents per gallon to the state of Missouri. Both taxes were set up in the early 20th century to fund highways, and neither tax has been increased since the 1990s.

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Feb 01, 2016

If you’ve ever seen it, there is something funny about a dog chasing a car. At first it seems as if the dog may grab hold of a tire, but inevitably, right when the dog is about to catch it, the car speeds up, leaving the dog behind. Bless poor Fido’s heart, but it is an exercise in futility.

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By Joseph Miller on Jan 13, 2016

It’s official. The Rams are leaving Saint Louis. Residents might have disagreed over whether to spend public money on a stadium to keep them here, but no one wanted the region to lose an NFL team.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jan 13, 2016

 

There’s no other way to put it: Missouri schools simply aren’t giving African-American students a chance.

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