Show-Me Institute readers probably know about some of the difficulties we've had in getting municipal spending information for our Municipal Checkbook Project.
It’s hard to believe that after nearly 30 years charter schools are still a mystery in some parts of the United States. But I still get the question: What is a charter school?
Ah retirement . . . that glorious time at 57 years of age when you can begin drawing roughly $200,000 annually for the rest of your life while simultaneously continuing to work and earn an additional $250,000.
On Ruckus last week we discussed the city’s debt and its profligate spending on the Power & Light District downtown.
Recently, Patrick Ishmael, Show-Me’s Director of Government Accountability, pointed out that Medicaid spending is increasing in Missouri at an alarming rate.
Last month the Show-Me Institute published an extensive dataset of state spending from the Office of Administration, stretching back to FY2000 and through FY2017.
Incarceration rates are on the rise in Missouri, and with a larger prison population come growing costs for the state.
Missouri residents should be able to tell how their cities are spending their tax dollars—to make sure public officials are being good stewards of public resources.
On Friday, Kansas City’s Downtown Council hosted its annual luncheon, titled “Downtown K.C. Smart City?