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By Scott Tuttle on Jul 20, 2017

Collecting data for a research project on Missouri city budgets—known for now as the “government checkbook project”—I have found inconsistencies across the state regarding how easy it is to get information about how different Missouri cities spend local tax dollars.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jul 17, 2017

In a sign of the times, Rob Roberts at The Kansas City Business Journal found it newsworthy that a developer seeking  to build a mixed use high rise in Westport is no

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jul 14, 2017

With little fanfare, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed SB 240 into law on June 28.

By Graham Renz on Jul 13, 2017

The Saint Louis Zoo is prized by locals as the best free attraction in the area, but the truth is it isn’t free at all.

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jul 11, 2017

We often complain about the rancor in politics these days, but politics has always been filled with acrimony and bitterness. Heck, in 1804 the sitting vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr, shot and killed one of the founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel.

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By Joseph Haslag, Michael Austin on Jul 11, 2017

The year 1997 marks a grim turning point for Missouri.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Graham Renz on Jul 10, 2017

We’re told early in life that nothing is truly free. If you’ve had to learn this lesson first-hand, you know that some “free” things are actually quite costly.

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By Graham Renz on Jul 07, 2017

As Cookie Monster is to cookies, Saint Louis is to sales taxes.

Media Appearances
By Patrick Tuohey on Jul 07, 2017

On Thursday, July 6, the Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey joined KCPT’s Ruckus to discuss the Kansas City Star's endorsement of a new airport, Kansas Secretary of State Kobach's efforts to collect voter records and information,  and other state and local issues. 

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jul 05, 2017

Show-Me Institute analysts have opposed spending taxpayer money on sports stadiums in Kansas City,