Kansas City Mayor Sly James is working on a proposal for a sales tax increase to fund expanded pre-K education. Despite a real cost to taxpayers, few details have been provided about how the money will be spent.
Good policy doesn't have to be complicated. That's the lesson we should take from the way Michigan legislators took on their prevailing wage (sometimes called a "public construction minimum wage") law.
By next week, the Missouri State Board of Education should be up and running again.
For decades, Missourians have been paying hundreds of millions in special sales taxes they all too often had no clue about.
Richard Florida is an urban studies theorist who promoted the idea that the creative class would drive urban renewal and that smart cities should cater to them.
On May 31, Show-Me Institute CEO Brenda Talent appeared on KETC's Donnybrook to discuss the fallout from recent events in Jefferson City.
Are economic development incentives worthwhile? Abundant research from all over the country says they are not. Kansas City leaders disagree, and the City commissioned its own study of the practice—but that report is already over a year late and counting.
Marching to the beat of your own drummer is all good and well as long as you know where you’re going.
Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Edward Glaeser appeared at Saint Louis University on May 9, 2018 as part of the Show-Me Institute’s Speakers Series. Glaeser discussed the great domestic crisis of the 21st century: the “flight from work” by prime-age men.