The state senate recently approved a bill to increase the competition amongst video service providers, specifically cable companies. The arguments for cable franchise reform are many.
Eric Hanushek presents testimony against the claims of school districts that are suing the state:
David Nicklaus has a new column on Speaker Jetton's proposal to exempt Social Security benefits and various other forms of retirement income from the income tax
An ongoing court case pits the state of Missouri against a coalition of Missouri school districts who are seeking court-ordered funding increases. The districts allege that their inability to perform is directly linked to the state's inability to adequately fund them.
Private firms have a place in public education after all. From PubDef:
One of the most popular canards in politics today is the notion that we need to reduce our dependence on "foreign oil." Governor Blunt repeated this chestnut at an address to (who else?) the Misso
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is working on a plan to create virtual classes for Missouri students.