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Promoting Private Land Ownership In Saint Louis: A Data Update On The Land Reutilization Authority Print E-mail
By Haleigh Albers   
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) of the City of Saint Louis manages more than 10,000 vacant and abandoned properties. Its actions can play a major role in determining the future of this city.

 
Occupational Licensing of Massage Therapists in Missouri and Kansas Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Thursday, December 04, 2008

The licensing of occupations in Missouri could be could be costing consumers more for some services. Although a nationwide survey by the Reason Foundation last year listed Missouri as the state with the fewest statewide occupational licensing requirements, many occupations are still subject to unnecessary restrictions on who may enter the profession. This drives up prices and can, in many cases, spur business owners to locate elsewhere. This case study focuses in particular on massage therapists. It compares the prices of massage therapy in Missouri, which licenses therapists statewide, and Kansas, which doesn’t. It looks at price comparisons in the metropolitan Kansas City market and compares Springfield to Wichita. The study documents how massage therapist licensing in Missouri leads to higher costs for consumers in Springfield, and leads to more businesses locating in on the Kansas side of the state line in Kansas City.

 


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