St. Louis-based Centene is the largest managed care provider in the United States, and they're looking to expand with two new high-rise office buildings in downtown Clayton. Total cost: around $770 million, with about $150 million from guess who? Taxpayers.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released state real GDP data. Show-Me Institute Chief Economist Joseph Haslag updated his analysis of Missouri’s real GDP performance compared to the other forty-nine states in the union. While we did improve, our gains were disappointing.
Developers, including Stan Kroenke, are seeking millions in TIF to build a vast retail, commercial, and residential district in a Maryland Heights flood plain, but with new TIF reform laws on the books will this project dry up?
The St. Louis Blues hope taxpayers will foot the bill for $160 million in upgrades to the Scottrade Center including a new team store, scoreboard, and even a beer garden.
Kansas City has spent millions of dollars on its 18th and Vine jazz district. How much more will taxpayers pour into this failing venture?
St. Louis is considering a billion-dollar plus expansion of its light-rail system, the MetroLink, but is the burden to taxpayers just too high?
Saint Louis Public Schools are suing the state for 42 million dollars, claiming this money was improperly sent to charter schools. If charter schools have to turn over this money, they will be financially crippled. Click on the link to see the video.
Airports across the country are experiencing longer security lines, but is there a solution? Yes. Several U.S. airports, including Kansas City International Airport, have privatized their security, resulting in shorter lines and lower costs.
Rex Sinquefield, President of the Show-Me Institute Board of Directors, talks about the impact of income taxes on state growth.