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.
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.
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.”
On June 19, 2017, Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Graham Renz testified before the Chesterfield Valley Transportation Development District (TDD) Board of Directors regarding the extension of the TDD sales tax for the purpose of subsidizing an ice complex.
Fancy bricks and big bucks: Chesterfield’s half-million dollar wall is getting a lot of attention and not for the right reasons.
The City of St. Louis is exploring the privatization of Lambert International Airport through the federal Airport Pilot Privatization Program (APPP). The APPP allows a limited number of publicly owned and operated airports to exchange the right to operate and manage their facilities (and so, pursue profits) with private firms in return for major up-front cash payments, a share of future revenues, and major capital investments.
This week the Missouri Senate returned to the Capitol for its second special session of the summer—an enterprise for which a handful of Senators have themselves to thank.
The rush to build something—anything—at Kansas City International Airport is calling into question the ability and even the seriousness of Kansas City leadership.
Kevin Collison, freelance reporter and supporter of taxpayer-subsidized economic development, inadvertently undercut the argument that streetcars spur economic investment in a recent story on a downtown Kansas City blog.
Last week, Mizzou took several important steps in ensuring that all students on campus, regardless of viewpoint, will have the freedom to express their beliefs openly. As the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) explains, the university released a policy statement recognizing the free speech rights of students and also adopted new policies around protests and demonstrations that clearly explain the rights of students to congregate and speak their minds in public spaces.