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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles On Privatization Print E-mail
Monday, February 10, 2014

There are numerous ways that Missouri communities can benefit from privatization. David Stokes documented examples from across the state to help inform both decision makers and the public about the options available (read the case study). He also interviewed Ferguson Mayor James Knowles about that city's use of privatization:

 If you enjoy these highlights from his interview, please watch the full interview.

 
Update: Transportation Funding Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Joseph Miller talks about transportation funding in the Show-Me State. A bill pending in Jefferson City, HJR 68, would put a 1% sales tax to the voters next November. Miller argues that drivers, not shoppers, should pay for roads and bridges.

 
Update: School Choice Week Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, January 30, 2014

James Shuls reports on School Choice Week. Earlier in the week Shuls spoke at an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event in Jefferson City, Mo., where he said that School choice is not only a step towards liberty, but also moves us towards greater prosperity.

 

 
Three Recommended Reforms For Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Friday, January 17, 2014

As Missouri's General Assembly gets underway in 2014, they should move to reform Tax Increment Financing (TIF). David Stokes suggests three reforms that the legislature should enact this session:

  1. Prohibit elected city officials from overriding county TIF commissions
  2. Focus TIF subsidies on returning property to greenfield status
  3. Prohibit TIFs from being awarded in floodplains statewide

 

 
Policy Breakfast: How Expanding School Choice Could Save Millions Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Show-Me Institute Director of Education Policy James V. Shuls, Ph.D., introduces his latest paper, "Available Seats? Survey Analysis of Missouri Private School Participation in Potential State Scholarship Programs." Shuls surveyed private school leaders in Kansas City and Saint Louis. His findings suggest that a private school scholarship program would expand choice while potentially saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Read Shuls' essay: Available Seats? Survey Analysis Of Missouri Private School Participation In Potential State Scholarship Programs.

 
Show-Me Forum: Hot Issues for 2014: Missouri Legislature and Healthcare Print E-mail
By Bob Roper and Patrick Ishmael   
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What can you expect from the Missouri Legislature in the 2014 session? Columbia Tribune Columnist Bob Roper detailed the key issues that he thinks lawmakers will tackle. Additionally, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael outlined the latest on Medicaid expansion and Obamacare.

 
Show-Me Data: Visualizing Missouri's Low Gas and Tobacco Taxes Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Friday, December 13, 2013

Michael Rathbone looks at using Show-Me Data to explore the lower excise taxes in Missouri on gasoline, alcohol and tobacco. These lower taxes attract customers from Missouri's eight neighboring states. This shifting of purchases across state lines means higher tax revenues for the state of Missouri. Now, investigate the tax policies that interest you the most at Show-Me Data.

 
David Stokes Explains Tax Increment Financing Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In this half-hour interview with Lee Presser that first aired on Nov. 12, 2013, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes explains how Tax Increment Financing (TIF) works and the impact on tax policy. Stokes also reviews several notable TIF proposals.

 
Video: Is It Time To Leave Kansas City? Print E-mail
Monday, October 14, 2013

Kansas has just enacted sweeping tax reforms, in some cases wiping out some forms of income tax altogether. For years, residents of Kansas City have been lured into Kansas due to issues such as crime, education, and taxes, but have Kansas’ recent moves brought us to a tipping point? Watch Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael; President of Allen Financial, Greg Allen; and CFO of Tarsus, Paul Burns, discuss tax policy fixes for the greater Kansas City area.

 

 
Brenda Talent at CPAC St. Louis Print E-mail
By Brenda Talent   
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent addresses the regional CPAC conference in St. Louis.

 
$16 Million For Two Blocks? Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Should Missouri and St. Louis taxpayers provide more than $16.5 million in tax subsidies to move Laclede Gas two blocks from 720 Olive to the General American building on Market?

 
Free Rides In The Zoo Museum Taxing District? Print E-mail
By Haleigh Albers   
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Are visitors from the greater St. Louis region to the St. Louis Zoo free-riding on a diminished tax base?

 
Panel Discussion of the School Transfer Law Print E-mail
By Rick Edlund and James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, September 13, 2013

The school transfer law has created controversy in Saint Louis. The question is, where do we go from here? Show-Me Institute Communications Director Rick Edlund, hosts a panel disccussion with Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D.; Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols, Ed.D.; Kirkwood School District Superintendent Thomas Williams, Ph.D.; and Mehlville School District Superintendent Eric Knost, Ed.D.

 
James Shuls, Ph.D., on Teacher Tenure Reform Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. and Kacie Barnes   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talks about his new essay, The Power to Lead, on teacher tenure reform.

 
James Shuls, Ph.D, on Redefining Public Education Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Monday, August 12, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talked about redefining public education at our Milton Friedman Policy Breakfast in July.

 
 
Show-Me Minute: Border War Print E-mail
Monday, August 05, 2013

The Show-Me Minute is a short radio advertisement to inform listeners about the work of the Show-Me Institute in a particular policy area. In this Show-Me Minute which first aired on KWTO 560AM in Springfield, MO, we discuss the efforts of Kansas and Missouri to lower taxes to encourage economic growth.

 
Entrepreneur vs. Government: Fashion Trucks Print E-mail
By Kacie Barnes   
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Emily Ponath wants to bring high fashion to office workers on their lunch breaks in downtown St. Louis, but city regulations stand in the way.

 
Show-Me Minute: Tax Credits Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Show-Me Minute is a short radio advertisement to inform listeners about the work of the Show-Me Institute in a particular policy area. In this Show-Me Minute which first aired on KWTO 560AM in Springfield, MO, we discuss tax credits.

 
The Tax Subsidy That Wasn't Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Sunday, July 21, 2013

The tax subsidy that wasn't: Olivette demonstrated that you don't need corporate welfare for economic growth.

 
Dr. James Shuls on Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst Dr. James Shuls joins Mike Ferguson's Missouri Viewpoints to talk about Common Core.

 
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