The Chesterfield Hockey Association wants a new $22.6 million hockey facility. The only catch? Taxpayers would have to cough up $7 million through the extension of a special sales tax district in the Chesterfield Valley. Should taxpayers really be helping to fund a private ice rink?
Mike Brown, Executive Director of the Missouri Online Summer Institute, discusses the opportunities this program offers for students interested in using online resources to supplement the education they’re getting in school.
The Saint Louis Zoo is prized by locals as the best free attraction in the area, but the truth is it isn’t free at all.
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, there’s reason to be optimistic about school choice; however, another Supreme Court case is probably needed to advance educational opportunity.
Fancy bricks and big bucks: Chesterfield’s half-million dollar wall is getting a lot of attention and not for the right reasons.
Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now. And what role did government play in all this?
Our 2017 Missouri Legislative Recap Telephone Town Hall on May 17 included discussion of the bills passed and defeated in Jefferson City and what the recently concluded legislative session means for our state going forward. Click above to listen to the recording.
Policymakers are incentivizing projects all around the state in areas prone to flooding. Should taxpayers be on the hook for these financially risky investments?
Even without corporate welfare, cities can develop economically. With the right incentives—low taxes and little red tape—private investors have decided to rebuild one part of Kansas City.
Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the economics behind the rise in income inequality and what it tells us about the forces driving modern labor market outcomes.