Economic development incentives like tax increment financing (TIF) and tax abatement have been grossly misused in Missouri’s two major cities for decades.
In the two-bit morality play that is pension reform in Missouri, my colleagues and I are frequently cast as the villains.
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.”
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.
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.
The Show-Me Institute's Mike Ferguson appeared on ABC St.
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.
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.
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.
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.”