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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jun 02, 2017

In 20 years, the probability that the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) will not be insolvent is only somewhat better than a coin flip.

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By Graham Renz on May 31, 2017

Policymakers in Jefferson City passed Senate Bill 49 (SB 49), which allows for a sales tax

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on May 29, 2017
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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on May 26, 2017

When we were kids, our parents used to say things that seemed strange, but made sense after a little thought. For instance, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Of course it doesn’t. You don’t have to tell a kid that; it’s obvious. Nevertheless, some people still fail to completely grasp this lesson.

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By Gail Heyne Hafer, Rik W. Hafer on May 25, 2017

You wouldn't expect a lot of pushback if you claimed that there is a positive relationship between income and level of education. But simple truisms only get us so far, especially in formulating policy. Education budgets aren't unlimited, and the best use of our resources isn't always obvious.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 25, 2017

Kansas City has an effective and efficient airport.

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By Patrick Ishmael on May 24, 2017

Major news from Andy Marso at the Kansas City Star. Reportedly the move comes after the company experienced a $57 million loss on the

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By Michael Q. McShane on May 23, 2017

Today the Kansas City Public Library and the Show-Me Institute host our Eye of Education Event at the Kansas City Central Library.

By Patrick Tuohey on May 22, 2017

Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now.  And what role did government play in all this?

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By Michael Q. McShane on May 19, 2017

On multiple legs of my commute this week I’ve heard parts of an NPR series on school vouchers. In general, I think much of the commentary has been fair. School vouchers are not some miracle cure that improves schools overnight.