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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 18, 2018

Amazon has released a list of their top 20 contenders for their new headquarters. Neither Kansas City nor Saint Louis made the cut.

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By Patrick Ishmael, Michael Austin on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: State spending is on the rise in Missouri, led by a growth in public welfare dollars. Public welfare spending now accounts for more than 46% of total spending and is the largest driver of general spending growth in Missouri.

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By Graham Renz, Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Special taxing districts (SDs) are political subdivisions of the State of Missouri that fund specific services and improvements, such as neighborhood security, fire protection, and various kinds of infrastructure.

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By Graham Renz, Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will likely face funding shortfalls in the near future. New revenue will be needed, and it should be generated in a way that is both economically sound and fair to all Missourians.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Missouri’s Certificate of Need (CON) law restricts health care competition by requiring many health care providers to get state approval before entering new markets or expanding services offered in existing facilities.

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By Philip Oehlerking on Jan 16, 2018

Bad policies affect real people. Here in Missouri, African-style hair braiders Ndioba Niang and Tameka Stigers are fighting nonsensical regulations that keep them from earning a living.

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By Michael Highsmith, Patrick Ishmael on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Defined benefit (DB) pension plans promise employees annual payments for life upon retirement, but if a public plan does not have enough money to make these payments, taxpayers are legally bound to fund the difference.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Excessive use of economic development subsidies has diverted much-needed tax revenue to developers and away from schools and other public services.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Missouri’s economy has been stalled for almost two decades, as startup growth has slowed and entrepreneurs and taxpayers are leaving the state.

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By Michael Q. McShane, Emily Stahly on Jan 16, 2018

THE PROBLEM: Demand for charter schools in Missouri is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, for practical purposes charter schools are limited to the Kansas City and Saint Louis School Districts.

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