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By Steven Bernstetter on Feb 20, 2007

An ongoing court case pits the state of Missouri against a coalition of Missouri school districts who are seeking court-ordered funding increases. The districts allege that their inability to perform is directly linked to the state's inability to adequately fund them.

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By Sarah Brodsky on Feb 20, 2007

Private firms have a place in public education after all. From PubDef:

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By Timothy B. Lee on Feb 20, 2007

One of the most popular canards in politics today is the notion that we need to reduce our dependence on "foreign oil." Governor Blunt repeated this chestnut at an address to (who else?) the Misso

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By David Stokes on Feb 19, 2007

Today's announcement by Wal-Mart got me thinking about this study by the Show-Me Institute.  Wal-Mart is opening 9 new stores in economicall

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By Steven Bernstetter on Feb 19, 2007

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is working on a plan to create virtual classes for Missouri students.

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By David Stokes on Feb 19, 2007

Sen. Bill Stouffer (R - Northwest Missouri) his introduced a bill to increase the state sales tax by a penny to fund expansions of Interstates 70 and 44.  The act will sunset after 10 years, and while I am sure Sen.

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By Sarah Brodsky on Feb 19, 2007

Everybody loses from minimum wage increases like the one just passed in Missouri. David Nicklaus comments on the effects of Arizona's law:

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By Timothy B. Lee on Feb 19, 2007

The Columbia Daily Tribune has a story on a new proposal for tax credits to direct more money toward failing public schools:
 

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By David Stokes on Feb 16, 2007

In the race for 'Dumbest electoral proposal of the new century,' the 21st has an early favorite and its right here in North St.

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By Timothy B. Lee on Feb 16, 2007

The Columbia Tribune reports on a debate over legislation that would allow parents more freedom to transfer kids between schools:

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