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Show-Me Daily
By Graham Renz on Jun 29, 2017

Economic development incentives like tax increment financing (TIF) and tax abatement have been grossly misused in Missouri’s two major cities for decades.

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 28, 2017

In the two-bit morality play that is pension reform in Missouri, my colleagues and I are frequently cast as the villains. 

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Graham Renz on Jun 27, 2017

It’s far too easy to spend other people’s money. If you’ve ever had a credit card or your identity stolen, you know this far too well.

Stanford economist Russ Roberts summarized the phenomenon thusly: “If you’re paying, I’ll have top sirloin.”

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 27, 2017

Earlier this month the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a draft of its plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 26, 2017

This morning, the United State Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Columbia preschool that was denied a state grant to purchase scrap tires for their playground.

Media Appearances
By Mike Ferguson on Jun 23, 2017

The Show-Me Institute's Mike Ferguson appeared on ABC St.

Media Appearances
By Patrick Tuohey on Jun 23, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, the Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey appeared on KCPT’s Ruckus to discuss the debate over the financing mechanism and public support for a single-terminal KCI, education funding in Kansas, and the decline of civil discourse in politics.

Show-Me Daily
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jun 21, 2017

Earlier this week, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released a new study of Charter Management Organizations.  The study included more than 3.6 million student records from 26 states, including Missouri. A total of 5,715 charter schools were included in the study.

Show-Me Daily
By Patrick Tuohey on Jun 21, 2017

For years, a development group led by former Kansas City politico Mike Burke has been trying to close a convention hotel deal downtown. It’s tough to know exactly what is going on, but recent news stories do not inspire confidence.

Show-Me Daily
By Patrick Tuohey on Jun 20, 2017

The City of Kansas City has issued a new, new request for proposals to build a new airport terminal or perhaps even renovate the structures there now. This is good news; the process up to this point has moved in fits and starts, and according to one councilman, was “really weird.”

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