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.
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
With little fanfare, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed SB 240 into law on June 28.
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.
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.
The year 1997 marks a grim turning point for Missouri.
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.
As Cookie Monster is to cookies, Saint Louis is to sales taxes.
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.
Show-Me Institute analysts have opposed spending taxpayer money on sports stadiums in Kansas City,