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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 22, 2019

According to a dataset from a new project released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Missouri is ranked 22nd in regulatory restrictions overall.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 21, 2019

Despite the fact that Kansas City just held an election in which the city’s profligate use of tax subsidies played a major role, the city council is at it again.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Oct 18, 2019

I’m a researcher. When it comes to data I like digging in, and I like unpacking. So, when I heard that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was releasing the latest year of test scores, I was super excited.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 17, 2019

A new article from the Manhattan Institute details research that indicates addressing blight can have a positive impact on crime.

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By James V. Shuls on Oct 17, 2019

At a recent legislative forum hosted in Boone County by the Missouri State Teachers Association, state lawmakers debated the merits of charter schools (h/t

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By Graham Renz on Oct 15, 2019

All good things must come to an end; many misguided policy initiatives and programs must come to an end too. 

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By Jakob Puckett on Oct 14, 2019

As my colleague recently wrote, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) appears to be making do with the money they have to keep Missouri’s roads in respectable shape, but

Media Appearances
By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 11, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, Patrick Tuohey joined the Ruckus panel to discuss KCATA bus service in KCMO, Jackson County property tax assessments, the KCI 1% art fund, and other local issues.


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By Elias Tsapelas on Oct 11, 2019

Policymakers searching for ways to improve Missouri’s Medicaid program should look no further than Tennessee.

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By Abigail Burrola on Oct 10, 2019

Missouri has long resisted the expansion of charter schools into any suburban or rural area.