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By Corianna Baier on Oct 02, 2019

Ever wondered why you pay way more in sales tax at one store than at another store just down the street? St. Charles County shoppers might soon get the answer, as some want increased transparency for Community Improvement Districts (CIDs).

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By Scott Tanner on Oct 01, 2019

Local media in St. Louis is abuzz over the imminent completion of the Union Station renovation project. The St.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Sep 30, 2019

I remain grateful to the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, and to its president Gwen Grant, for including my essay on economic development incentives and efforts to study the costs and benefits in their new publication, 2019 State of Black Kansa

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By Jakob Puckett on Sep 27, 2019

H&R Block once claimed to have created more than 2,000 new jobs by moving employees to a different building, courtesy of tax-increment financing (TIF).

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By Susan Pendergrass on Sep 26, 2019

Show-Me Institue analysts have been writing about wrongheaded occupational licensing policies for years. We were thrilled to have Shoshana Weissmann join us for the latest SMI Podcast to discuss how occupational licensing laws serve as barriers to employment, and ideas for reform.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Sep 24, 2019

Kansas City leaders have been considering a proposal to spend millions on a bicycle master plan for the city.

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By Elias Tsapelas on Sep 20, 2019

I recently wrote a post explaining what the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) is. But how does it actually work? Let’s start by saying you’re a developer, and you want to build a low-income housing project.

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By Abigail Burrola on Sep 19, 2019

Finding options for your child’s education can be challenging to begin with, but living in a rural area can make it even harder.

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By Elias Tsapelas on Sep 18, 2019

Since the program’s inception, the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) has been the federal government’s primary tool for increasing the supply of affordable housing across the nation. The program has become so prominent that 15 states, including Missouri, have implemented their own versions.