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By Rik W. Hafer on Mar 02, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Missouri State Supreme Court upheld Saint Louis City’s right to raise its minimum wage. While the court’s decision may make legal sense, it is still bad economics. Enacting this ordinance will harm the poorest of workers.

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By Emily Runge on Mar 02, 2017

An affordable home in a good school district is something of a holy grail for young families looking for a place to put down roots.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 28, 2017

We’ve written before about Kansas City’s debilitating level of debt (here and here and

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By Michael Q. McShane on Feb 27, 2017

Politifact Missouri has a new “Fact Check” out on the Governor’s statement in his State of the State Address that over 200 districts in Missouri do not offer P

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By Rik W. Hafer on Feb 27, 2017

For many years, both Atlas Van Lines and United Van Lines have compiled data on the number of moves into and out of states. Over the past several years Missouri has seen more households moving out than moving in.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 26, 2017

It's been quite a week for government union reformers. As our readers know, the Institute has long been a supporter of Paycheck Protection laws, which are modest but important laws ensuring that government workers have more control over their union dues money.

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By Graham Renz on Feb 24, 2017

We have covered the rollercoaster ride of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Saint Louis for a few months now.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 24, 2017

When it comes to labor reforms, the dance

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 23, 2017

Over the last year we've talked a lot about the fight to liberalize licensing requirements for a host of professions,

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By Graham Renz on Feb 22, 2017

The unconstrained growth and abuse of special taxing districts in Missouri marches (or better, skates) on.

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