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By Susan Pendergrass on Feb 20, 2018

It’s hard to believe that after nearly 30 years charter schools are still a mystery in some parts of the United States. But I still get the question: What is a charter school?

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Feb 15, 2018

Ah retirement . . . that glorious time at 57 years of age when you can begin drawing roughly $200,000 annually for the rest of your life while simultaneously continuing to work and earn an additional $250,000.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 13, 2018

On Ruckus last week we discussed the city’s debt and its profligate spending on the Power & Light District downtown.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 12, 2018

Recently, Patrick Ishmael, Show-Me’s Director of Government Accountability, pointed out that Medicaid spending is increasing in Missouri at an alarming rate.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 08, 2018

Last month the Show-Me Institute published an extensive dataset of state spending from the Office of Administration, stretching back to FY2000 and through FY2017.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 01, 2018

Incarceration rates are on the rise in Missouri, and with a larger prison population come growing costs for the state.

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By Philip Oehlerking on Jan 31, 2018

Missouri residents should be able to tell how their cities are spending their tax dollars—to make sure public officials are being good stewards of public resources.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 31, 2018

On Friday, Kansas City’s Downtown Council hosted its annual luncheon, titled “Downtown K.C. Smart City?

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jan 30, 2018

This week the St.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jan 30, 2018

The state cuts to higher education proposed by the governor this month have generated a lot of discussion about how they might affect four-year

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