Some local governmental entities are doing what they are supposed to: lowering their tax rates in response to assessment increases. Now, I know some of them are required to, as they appear to be very close to the legal cap but a rollback is a rollback, so let's give credit where its due.
The Wall Street Journal has a lead editorial today on Missouri's system of selecting judges, very originally known as "The Missouri Plan." Unfortunately, as most of you know, the
At the risk of making it seem like this blog is now all David Stokes, all the time (as though that would be a bad thing), we're pleased to announce the publication of David's new case study, "S
The Post has a very short blurb that still manages to say a great deal about assessments and basic economics.
There is a citizens' group that is attempting to make changes to the state's property assessment and tax system.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that race-based school assignments are unconstitutional has some worried that we could be in store for de facto public school segregation. Those who want to maintain and increase diversity in public schools should take a serious look at school choice, through which parents and students from all backgrounds can benefit from the best schools.
I have had the pleasure of receiving some great feedback from David Steelman over the past two days about my op-ed on the Missouri Plan. We have had an excellent discussion.