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By Emily Stahly on Feb 05, 2019

In December of last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released its most recent American Community Survey data, including five-year estimates of county-level poverty rates from 2013–2017, and some areas of Missouri appear to be struggling.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 04, 2019

Between 2016 and 2017, the poverty rate in Missouri decreased from 14.0 percent to 13.4 percent and the child poverty rate also dropped from 19.2 percent to 18.6 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-year estimates.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 01, 2019

From costly bad bets subsidizing the development of Kansas City’s Power & Light District to promoting the St. Louis Ballpark Village at the expense of businesses already in the area, city leaders are eager to combat urban flight to the suburbs.

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By James V. Shuls on Jan 29, 2019

“Missouri ranks 49th nationally in average starting teacher salary at $31,842.”

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By Kelvey Vander Hart on Jan 28, 2019

Do you need an example of the price we pay when we fail to look ahead? Look no further than Kansas City’s new parking protected bike lanes.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 23, 2019

Recently the Columbia Missourian ran a story about jail bond bills—payments that defendants are required to make to cover thei

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By Scott Tanner on Jan 23, 2019

In Governor Parson’s State of the State address last week, he touched on many topics that Show-Me Institute analysts have been writing about for years. A brief list of topics from the speech, accompanied by links to relevant writings from Show-Me Institute researchers, follows:

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By Abigail Burrola on Jan 22, 2019

For students just beginning elementary school, starting off on the wrong foot can have big consequences. Unfortunately, many Missouri students very quickly fall behind on basic but critical skills such as reading.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 18, 2019

On January 18, Show-Me Institute Director of Municipal Policy Patrick Tuohey appeared on Kansas City Public Television's Ruckus to discuss the new KCI terminal and other local issues.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Jan 17, 2019

What if the choices we make for our health care were governed by the same rules that control the choices we make regarding the education of our children?

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