Mike Ferguson — formerly of the Eagle in Columbia, currently director of Missouri News Horizon — spoke on the topic of the 2012 Missouri Legislative Session at the most recent Show-Me Forum in Columbia, MO. The speaker gave a media perspective on what did and did not happen, and why. One focus of the talk was the republicans, who control the legislature, not wishing to rock the boat during an election year, and thus being unwilling to discuss or move forward on important issues to the state, such as roads, education, and tax credits.
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes says the Missouri Legislature at least talked about toll roads, but …
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes says the Missouri Legislature should have tackled tax credit reform.
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael talks about how the Legislature dealt with health care and tax credits … and says it’s good news, bad news.
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding says setting up a land bank in Kansas City is bad legislation.
Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone says the public shouldn’t bear the brunt of fixing up the Edward Jones Dome for the Rams.
Jennifer Bukowsky is a criminal defense attorney in Columbia, Mo. She is a proud supporter of the Show-Me Institute and believes in our mission. In this video, she explains why.
Last month, Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone visited Westminster Christian Academy in Saint Louis County to deliver a guest lecture to eighth grade U.S. history students. The subject of the lecture was the Great Depression, and the information contained within was frequently contrary to the conventional wisdom that "big business" or "greed" caused or prolonged the Great Depression, instead showing how government intervention encouraged, worsened, and prolonged what might otherwise have been a brief recession.
On May 13, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael appeared on
Channel 2's Jaco Report in Saint Louis to discuss the merits of voter ID reform in Missouri.
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding was once again a guest on Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on May 10, 2012. Among the topics covered this time were: gay marriage, the principal of Clayton High School's alleged use of a fake facebook account to spy on students, the possible revocation of state funding for the Sue Shear Institute, the St. Louis Rams' request for a new roof for the Edward Jones Dome, Scott Boston's controversial remarks about Senator Claire McCaskill, and the recent discussion and Wall Street Journal article about whether wild horses should be culled in Missouri.