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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 22, 2017

Earlier this year three states were competing to become the next Right to Work (RTW) state. Missouri ended up being the second of the three states considering RTW to pass the law; Kentucky enacted RTW early in January, and New Hampshire is currently battling it out in its legislature.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 20, 2017

Opportunities for health care reform these days seem nearly boundless.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 17, 2017

Last year the state health insurance exchanges lost a host of providers as the companies providing the plans continued to hemhorrage money.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 17, 2017

The general obligation (GO) bond being considered in April would raise property taxes to pay off a series of 20-year bonds, twenty of them in total, targeted toward maintenance and infrastructure. These are legitimate city expenses that have been deferred for decades.

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By Graham Renz on Feb 16, 2017

What do owners of the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City and the St.

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By Emily Runge on Feb 15, 2017

Charter school expansion is just one of several school choice initiatives lawmakers in Jefferson City have proposed this legislative session.

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By Rik W. Hafer on Feb 15, 2017

According to the most recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA), ( Missouri’s output of goods and services (rea

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 13, 2017

Kansas City desperately wants to grow, and we’re spending or diverting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money each year on economic development, mostly downtown, in order to attract tourists and residents.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 10, 2017

Although much of the legislative air has been consumed by Right to Work in the last few weeks, two other bills—both dealing in health care policy—are slowly making their way through the legislative process, and chances are good that our readers will hear quite a bit about them in the months ahead