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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 21, 2017

As Kansas City voters head to the polls in April, one issue they will be voting on is whether or not the city should issue more general obligation bonds. Unfortunately, city leaders have not identified how the money raised with the new bonds will be spent.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 20, 2017

Opportunities for health care reform these days seem nearly boundless.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 17, 2017

The general obligation (GO) bond being considered in April would raise property taxes to pay off a series of 20-year bonds, twenty of them in total, targeted toward maintenance and infrastructure. These are legitimate city expenses that have been deferred for decades.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 17, 2017

Last year the state health insurance exchanges lost a host of providers as the companies providing the plans continued to hemhorrage money.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Feb 16, 2017

After the unrest at Mizzou in 2015, and with enrollment plummeting, Mizzou has struggled to regain its footing. Is there a way for Mizzou to bounce back? Our new paper highlights reforms from universities around the country that may offer fresh ideas.

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By Graham Renz on Feb 16, 2017

What do owners of the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City and the St.

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By Emily Runge on Feb 15, 2017

Charter school expansion is just one of several school choice initiatives lawmakers in Jefferson City have proposed this legislative session.

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By Rik W. Hafer on Feb 15, 2017

According to the most recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA), (https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/qgsp_newsrelease.htm) Missouri’s output of goods and services (rea

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 14, 2017

A recent Kansas City Star story on the proposed Kansas City general obligation bonds, (GO Bonds) contained the following:

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 13, 2017

Kansas City desperately wants to grow, and we’re spending or diverting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money each year on economic development, mostly downtown, in order to attract tourists and residents.

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