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By Michael Q. McShane on Apr 28, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 313, which would create a $25 million tax-credit-funded education savings account (ESA) program for students with special needs, children who are wards of the state, and children from military families.  The bill passed 20-12, and not on

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Apr 28, 2017

Pension discussions are all the rage these days. Don’t believe me? Just check out the Post-Dispatch.

By Mike Ferguson on Apr 27, 2017

The truth is out: special taxing districts have been receiving billions of public dollars under the taxpayers’ radar for decades.

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By Graham Renz on Apr 27, 2017

Some of Missouri’s roadways are in critical condition. Interstate 70 is half a century old in many places and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. Other roadways aren’t far behind.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Apr 27, 2017

Yesterday the Missouri House of Representatives passed SB 182, the Senate version of project labor agreement (PLA) reform.

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By Rik W. Hafer on Apr 26, 2017

The Missouri House voted earlier this month to reject, by an overwhelming majority (51-103), the latest proposal to raise the state’s gas tax.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 25, 2017

Kansas Citians have been hearing about the supposed need for a new airport terminal for four years or more.

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By Graham Renz on Apr 25, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Eric Greitens signed HB 130 into law. HB 130, colloquially known as the ‘Uber Bill’, creates statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft.

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Apr 24, 2017

“School choice may work in Saint Louis and Kansas City, but it won’t impact most students in the rest of Missouri.” I hear that a lot. On its face, the argument seems reasonable. There just aren’t that many private schools. They’re too far away.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Apr 21, 2017

This week Nebaraska legislators rolled out a significant tax reform package that should get the attention of development-minded Missouri legislators—a reform that I would characterize as comprehensive tax relief.