Show-Me Now! Raising the Minimum Wage Costs Jobs Print E-mail
By Jessica Stearns   
Friday, April 24, 2015

Show-Me Institute intern Jessica Stearns talks about the recent "Show-Me $15" campaign for a higher state-wide minimum wage. She points out that the minimum wage hurts the people it is suppose to help because employers inevitably fire workers to deal with their higher labor costs.


Show-Me Now! Second Chances: K'Von's Story Print E-mail
By Brittany Wagner   
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alternative public charter schools like DeLaSalle in Kansas City serve kids who struggle in traditional public schools. Because of school choice, K'Von Williams is now a senior at DeLaSalle who is benefiting from their unique academic approach.


Second Chances Print E-mail
By Brittany Wagner   
Thursday, April 16, 2015

As K'Von Williams illustrates, DeLaSalle Education Center transforms young lives. Unfortunately, Missouri uses a one-size-fits-all accountability model to evaluate public schools. Because DeLaSalle serves only dropouts and at-risk students, it cannot so easily mask its students' performance like other alternative high schools across the state, which count their students' scores with the overall district. Missouri should reform its public school accountability system so that more students like K'Von get a second chance at receiving a quality education.

Show-Me Now! Transparency for Government Unions Print E-mail
By John Wright   
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Did you know that government union employees get taxpayer funded leave which can be used for partisan activities? While union release time is often to attend conferences or other activities, a recent report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute highlights how unionized government workers in Missouri have misused the practice. They conclude that greater transparency is needed.


Speakers' Series: King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress? Print E-mail
By Michael Cannon   
Monday, March 30, 2015

In this Speaker Series on Economic Policy presentation, CATO Director of Health Policy Studies, Michael Cannon, discusses the King v. Burwell case that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. In examining this topic, Cannon poses and answers the question: can the president rewrite the ACA without Congress?

Show-Me Now! Convention Hotel or Another Money Pit? Print E-mail
By Patrick Tuohey   
Friday, March 13, 2015

Kansas City may soon be talking about building a convention hotel downtown. Just as with other promises of economic development, convention hotel business in other cities have never lived up to projections. Kansas Citians are right to be wary.


Show-Me Now! Wrapping Up Obamacare? Print E-mail
By Patrick Ishmael   
Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does the pending U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell mean for Missouri? Director of Government Accountability Patrick Ishmael notes that moving away from Obamacare is the first step to putting patients first.

Gov. Sam Brownback: What's the Real Story in Kansas? Print E-mail
By Gov. Sam Brownback   
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas spoke on the importance of growth-oriented public policies. He then took several questions from the audience.

Show-Me Now! King v. Burwell Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Friday, March 06, 2015

What does the pending U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell mean for Missouri? Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone sums it up.

Show-Me Now! Gas Tax: The Fix for MoDOT's Funding? Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Friday, February 27, 2015

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Joseph Miller talks about funding Missouri roads with user fees like fuel taxes.

King v. Burwell: Obamacare and the Rule of Law Print E-mail
By Joshua Hawley   
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In this February 2015 Policy Forum, University of Missouri Law Professor Joshua Hawley discusses the King v. Burwell case which is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Show-Me Now! Mizzou: What's there to Hide? Print E-mail
By John Wright   
Friday, February 20, 2015

The University of Missouri has refused to release course syllabi in accordance with state transparency laws. John Wright points out that it makes very little sense for a public university to treat course content as a secret. Especially when much of the information the university is shielding from transparency laws is already available to the public.

Towards Market Orientation: Funding Transportation Infrastructure in Missouri Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Policy Analyst Joseph Miller discusses the issues confronting transportation funding in Missouri at the ACEC Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. After discussing some of the problems of the current state highway funding, he discusses how user-fees and market-based transportation provision can lead to better, more efficient state infrastructure.

Show-Me Now! K.C.'s Streetcar Money Pit Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kansas City is building a streetcar. Policy Analyst Joseph Miller thinks that money would be better spent elsewhere.

Show-Me Now! A New Stadium for the Rams? Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Saint Louis City has offered to help fund a new stadium for the Rams, but urban revitalization projects, like a new stadium for the Rams, don't bring the economic development promised by politicians, notes Policy Analyst Joseph Miller.


Show-Me Now! National School Choice Week Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, January 30, 2015

This week is National School Choice Week. The Show-Me Institute participated in events in Kansas City and Saint Louis. James Shuls, Ph.D., gives an overview of the event in Saint Louis.

Show-Me Now! Bring The Great Depression To Your Classroom Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Are you a high school history teacher? If so you may want to invite us to your school for a presentation on the Great Depression. The presentation is about 25 minutes long followed by a question and answer session with the students. Please call the Show-Me Institute at (314)454-0647 or email with any inquiries.


Show-Me Now! I-70: For Whom MoDOT Tolls? Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Earlier this month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) released a report on implementing tolling on I-70 across Missouri. Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Joseph Miller talks about the report's findings.


Show-Me Now! School Choice: Let Me Be Me Print E-mail
By Brittany Wagner   
Thursday, January 08, 2015

At the end of this month, the Show-Me Institute will be sponsoring National School Choice Week events in Saint Louis and Kansas City. Please join us for School Choice: Let Me Be Me. Register now for Kansas City and/or Saint Louis.

Show-Me Now! Public Dollars for the Edward Jones Dome? Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Michael Rathbone notes that the St. Louis Rams may be moving to LA. Should St. Louis taxpayers offer to build a new stadium or improve the Edward Jones Dome to keep the Rams in town? No.

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