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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 Michael.Rathbone@ShowMeInstitute.org 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.

 
Angel's Story Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, December 19, 2014

Missouri’s Supreme Court held that students in the Show-Me State have a right to an accredited education. That has helped to secure educational opportunities for students like Angel Matthews.

 
Show-Me Now! Missouri’s Economic Growth is in the Cellar Print E-mail
By Joseph Haslag   
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Show-Me Institute Chief Economist Joseph Haslag, Ph.D., notes the declining economic growth in Missouri compared to the rest of the country. Haslag has written about this issue in a recent essay: The 49th State: Revisiting Missouri’s GDP Sector by Sector.

 
Show-Me Now! A Free Market For Taxicabs Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Joseph Miller notes that Uber Black is now operating in Saint Louis. Unfortunately, Uber's other ridesharing services are prohibited in the region by the taxicab commission. Saint Louisans would benefit from the increased competition.

 
Show-Me Now! Missouri businesses on the Dole Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone notes that Missouri is one of the top 10 states... for corporate welfare. According to Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center, the Show-Me State has given away over $5 billion to well-connected big businesses. A better approach would be across the board tax cuts.

 
Show-Me Now! School Choice: Back to Francis Howell Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, October 17, 2014

James Shuls, Ph.D., talks about the Goodloe family's decision to leave the Normandy School District and return to Francis Howell School District.

 
Debate: Does More Government Help Or Hurt? Print E-mail
By Joseph Haslag   
Monday, October 13, 2014

This debate hosted at the Kansas City Library and sponsored by the Show-Me Institute addressed the question: does more government help or hurt? Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D., chair of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Department of Economics, and Joseph Haslag, Ph.D., Show-Me Institute Chief Economist and University of Missouri economics professor debated the government's role in the economy. Following the debate, moderator Mike Shanin of KCPT-TV's Ruckus, led a question and answer session with the audience.

 

 
Show-Me Now! Gone Girl, Gone Money Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Missouri taxpayers underwrote the recently released Gone Girl to the tune of $2.36 million. Was that investment worth it?

 

 
Show-Me Now! The No-Risk Toll Road Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, October 02, 2014

In 2006, the state of Indiana leased the Indiana Toll Road to a private company. That company went bankrupt recently, but, because the toll road had been privatized, taxpayers weren't stuck with the bill.

 

 
Policy Breakfast: Missouri Transportation Funding: Where Do We Go From Here? Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Missouri voters recently defeated a sales tax initiative to fund transportation needs. Nonetheless, Missouri's Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has to find funding for maintenance and improvement projects. This panel discussion explores future funding options for MoDOT.

 
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