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If government is going to spend your money, shouldn’t you at least be able to see how? Unfortunately, depending on where you live this isn’t always the case.

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By James V. Shuls on Apr 16, 2018

When my wife and I took our four children to Disney World over spring break, we knew they would pester us for every little knick-knack and toy that they saw. So, instead of keeping the purchasing power in our hands, we put it in theirs.

Media Appearances
By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 13, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, Patrick Tuohey appeared on KCPT's Ruckus to discuss education funding and economic development.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 13, 2018

The Beatles famously sang the above lyric in their song Taxman. It comes to mind because, believe it or not, leaders in Kansas City think that a 14 percent sales tax is—I am not making this up—not high enough.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 11, 2018

The results are in, and they’re not great. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education released the Nation’s Report Card, and Missouri is middle of the pack—at best. Nationwide, Missouri 4th graders rank 24th in reading and 25th in math.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 09, 2018

Researchers and activists across Missouri have long decried the way in which city governments too easily give away taxpayer money.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 09, 2018

Andrew Biggs’ Show-Me Institute essay on the current condition of the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) demonstrates that, like so many state plans, MOSERS is experienc

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 05, 2018

The city teacher retirement plans in Missouri are in trouble. There’s a solid chance that the Kansas City Public Schools Retirement System (KCPSRS) could be out of money in just 20 years. And the St. Louis Public School Retirement System (STLPSRS) is taking the St.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 03, 2018

Kentucky public school teachers are right to be worried about their retirement benefits.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 02, 2018

Education funding is a hot topic in several states, with lawsuits alleging that state governments are failing to meet their constitutional duties to provide adequate resources.