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By David Stokes on Sep 04, 2007
More good news rolls in for county taxpayers as political entities around the county continue to do a good job of rolling back rates in response to assessment increases.
Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 31, 2007

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 30, 2007

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

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Eric D. Dixon on Aug 30, 2007

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

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 29, 2007

The Post has a very short blurb that still manages to say a great deal about assessments and basic economics.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 29, 2007

According to legend, when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, the British military band played "And The World Turned Upside Down." I sometimes feel that w

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 28, 2007

There is a citizens' group that is attempting to make changes to the state's property assessment and tax system.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Maurice Harris on Aug 27, 2007

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 27, 2007

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Aug 24, 2007

The Reason Foundaton just released a major report on employment licensure in the United States.

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