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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 02, 2020

Members of The Kansas City Star’s editorial board have lamented that the one-eighth-cent sales tax adopted by a citywide vote in 2017 to help spur development on the east side of Kansas City has failed to

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 28, 2020

The ability of government to tax you—to take your money through force—comes with an obligation of stewardship and openness, and those obligations don't have a minimum size requirement. Big city or small, the obligations are the same.

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By Graham Renz on Feb 27, 2020

Trust your gut. That’s about as good and as universal of a piece of advice as you can get.

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By Elias Tsapelas on Feb 26, 2020

Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Missouri argue that expansion will save the state money.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 25, 2020

As we’ve often noted, tax-increment financing (TIF) in Missouri drains millions of dollars from legitimate government uses every year, often benefiting developers by pushing off their tax burdens onto other taxpayers.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 24, 2020

Although it (surprisingly) hasn’t made much news since, late last month a St.

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on Feb 24, 2020

Show-Me Institute analysts have written for years about the benefits of funding a transportation system with user fees. User fees ensure that the people who use things are the people who pay for those things.

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By Abigail Burrola on Feb 21, 2020

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education states that “Missouri school districts are expected to provide programs of instruction suitable for the full range of student ability…” This statement presumably would encompass providing advanced work for students who are ahead of the curve.

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on Feb 21, 2020

Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey appeared on the latest episode of KCPT’s Ruckus to discuss the proposed KCMO budget plan, major issues in the Kansas Legislature, and the effects of Twitter and other social media on today's politics.

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on Feb 19, 2020

This morning, Show-Me Institute's Patrick Ishmael joined Pete Mundo on KCMO-AM in Kansas City to discuss the potential impact of increasing the number of Missourians that are covered under the state’s Medicaid program. 

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