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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 07, 2017

Last week, Mizzou took several important steps in ensuring that all students on campus, regardless of viewpoint, will have the freedom to express their beliefs openly.  As the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) explains, the university released a policy statement recognizing the free speech rights of students and also adopted new policies around protests and demonstrations that clearly explain the rights of students to congregate and speak their minds in public spaces.

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By Howard Wall on Jun 05, 2017

The Saint Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas account for over half of Missouri's economic output. Accordingly, the state's economic performance is largely determined by the successes or struggles of the two metro areas.

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jun 05, 2017

As I wrote in my last blog post, a report authorized by the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) suggests there is a 42% probability that the system will be insolvent in 20 years. This is serious. The retirement security of many hard-working teachers may be at risk. And, ultimately, the taxpayers may be at risk if the system goes belly-up. So, how can the system handle this problem?

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jun 02, 2017

Straight from the Department of Totally Expected Outcomes, Saint Louis’ Metropolitan Taxicab Commission has slashed a wide array of fees and r

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jun 02, 2017

In 20 years, the probability that the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) will not be insolvent is only somewhat better than a coin flip.

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By Graham Renz on May 31, 2017

Policymakers in Jefferson City passed Senate Bill 49 (SB 49), which allows for a sales tax

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on May 26, 2017

When we were kids, our parents used to say things that seemed strange, but made sense after a little thought. For instance, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Of course it doesn’t. You don’t have to tell a kid that; it’s obvious. Nevertheless, some people still fail to completely grasp this lesson.

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By Gail Heyne Hafer, Rik W. Hafer on May 25, 2017

You wouldn't expect a lot of pushback if you claimed that there is a positive relationship between income and level of education. But simple truisms only get us so far, especially in formulating policy. Education budgets aren't unlimited, and the best use of our resources isn't always obvious.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 25, 2017

Kansas City has an effective and efficient airport.