“Game-changing” projects that require taxpayer assistance have become the norm in Saint Louis, as public subsidies are granted to wealthy developers despite opposition from local residents.
The announcement a few months ago that Amazon would be opening a fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas was great news. But it wasn’t just an accident that Amazon chose the Heartland for its center.
Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the Missouri economy has recovered slowly relative to the nation as a whole. This is nowhere more in evidence than in the employment and payroll numbers.
The last year and a half has been a tumultuous time for Mizzou and the University of Missouri system as a whole.
Colorado has taken a step toward combating tax losses from online sales, and other states may take note. The U.S.
Wendell Cox recently published a paper for the Show-Me Institute on Kansas City’s competitive advantages.
On November 8, Missourians sent a clear message: We want change. Republicans won every major statewide office—all of which but one had been held by Democrats. The Missouri House and Senate retained Republican supermajorities. President-elect Trump won the state by 19 points.
As someone who ran his own business for many years, I am aware of the difference between cost and price, even if it is something that eludes many political leaders and more than a few businesspeople with their noses in the public trough.
It is a sign of how bad the subsidy culture is getting when Kansas City Star reporter Diane Stafford has to mention that a proposed Country Club Plaza apartment building plan, “calls for no public inc