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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on May 05, 2016
NPR has reported that property taxes make public education unfair because some school districts receive more property tax revenue than other districts.
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By Michael Q. McShane on May 05, 2016
Mike McShane talks about expanding educational opportunity to rural communities in Missouri through course access.
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By Patrick Tuohey on May 04, 2016

Kansas City has decided against a ballot measure that would have financed the demolition and rebuilding of MCI airport. Patrick Tuohey of the Show-Me Institute explains why this is good for the city.

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By John Wright on Apr 20, 2016

Some Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation to regulate lawsuit funding companies on the promise of consumer protection or even tort reform, but will this help or hurt Missourians?

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By Walter Olson, Michael Farris on Apr 19, 2016
In 1787, our Founding Fathers gave us an incredible document.  But now, 228 years later, more and more Americans feel our country needs a new guiding light. Are they correct? Walter Olsen and Michael Farris debate whether the time has come to use the Article V process to amend the U.S.
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By Elizabeth Morrison on Apr 13, 2016
St. Louis and Kansas City have pioneered charter schools in Missouri, but state law does not allow this school choice option in rural towns. Changing Missouri statute to allow charters across the state would expand school choice opportunities for rural students.
 
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By Michael Q. McShane on Mar 31, 2016
Mike McShane calls for more transparency for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) deals after a TIF in Belton cost the school district at least half-a-million dollars.
 
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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 30, 2016

On March 22, Patrick Tuohey spoke on the earnings tax--its effect on the Kansas City economy as well as possible alternatives for generating revenue if the tax were to be repealed. Click above to see the entire discussion.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Mar 18, 2016

At a March 9 Policy Breakfast in Springfield, Show-Me Institute Education Policy Director Mike McShane laid out a 3-pronged approach to improving Missouri educational outcomes by giving families more choice in the schooling options for their children.

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By Frank Catanzaro, John Wright on Mar 15, 2016

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), currently located in South Saint Louis City, is planning to move to a new location. Saint Louis political leaders, including Mayor Francis Slay, want to keep the agency within the city limits.

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