I did not intend to spend so much time looking into BikeWalkKC’s proposal to spend around $400 million in taxpayer money on bike lanes in Kansas City. But when so many of the assertions made by BikeWalkKC crumble under the most cursory examination, it’s troubling. Consider this:
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) just released a paper about “road user charges,” which would change the way governments fund roads.
We’re in the twilight of the legislative session here in Missouri, and as tends to happen, it looks like there’s going to be a legislative twist at the end.
A few years ago, Missouri was on track to need two new prisons, potentially costing the state hundreds of millions in tax dollars. But not any longer.
Anyone who grew up away from big cities knows that limited options are a fact of life, whether it’s restaurants, shops, or even schools.
According to the Brookings Institution Metro Monitor 2019, per data from 2016–2017, Kansas City ranked 78th in economic growth out of the 10
There are 1,300 charter schools in rural and township areas nationwide. Exactly zero of them are in Missouri, and that’s a problem. There are plenty of examples of charter schools serving rural areas very effectively.
The filing of charter school expansion bills in the state legislature has been accompanied by spirited debate on the subject.