It is often claimed that Missouri is a low-tax state (which it is not), but it is painfully clear that some of Missouri’s cities are certainly not “low-tax” cities.
For eight years Kansas City was served by a mayor who didn’t seem to understand his role in overseeing the Kansas City Police Department.
Since its introduction in 1996, Missouri’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has been the state’s primary tool for incentivizing the development of affordable housing.
The River City Rascals are taking their ball and going home. This was not entirely surprising as the team was operating under a one-year lease extension with the city of O’Fallon.
Popular video game developer EA Sports has recently hinted at a return of its cult-classic game, NCAA Football.
In a recent piece at the New York Times, a writer laments:
Markets are said to be failing when supply doesn’t respond to demand—like a beachside shop refusing to sell sunscreen. When it comes to public policy, the markets are more complex and the process of diagnosing a failure is often difficult.
St. Louis has many serious problems. One is the city’s downwardly spiraling population, which has been in decline for decades.
During the season of back-to-school chaos that thousands of Missouri families face each year, the state in recent years has eased the burden by offering tax-free shopping on school supplies during the first weekend of August. But some taxes kept on working through the holiday.