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By Patrick Ishmael, Philip Oehlerking on Aug 21, 2018

Following the passage of HB 1413 and in light of the success of our Checkbook projec

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By Graham Renz on Aug 21, 2018

Last year, voters in the City of St. Louis approved a rather ambiguous half-percent sales tax hike, Proposition 1.

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By William Magee, Philip Oehlerking on Aug 20, 2018

On the heels of a report finding that St.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 16, 2018

Immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 15, 2018

If you’re hoping that a new report on Kansas City’s economic development incentives accurately assesses their value, I’ve got some bad news.

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By Graham Renz on Aug 13, 2018

The bottom line regarding tax giveaways like tax increment financing (TIF) and other subsidies is this: The more officials hand out to developers and special interests, the more ordinary taxpayers need to cough up to ma

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By Geneva Lee on Aug 10, 2018

A student who fails every test in a course is unlikely to get a passing grade just because he makes it to class every day.

By Frank Catanzaro on Aug 09, 2018

University City officials are considering a $190 million-dollar development with apartments, restaurants, and a big retail store.  But there’s a catch . . . they want taxpayers to kick in almost 40% of the cost . . . just over 70 million dollars!

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By William Magee on Aug 08, 2018

The last few months have been good for the economy.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Aug 06, 2018

It’s back to school time, and new teachers have a little homework to do before the start of the school year. This summer the U.S.