In Saint Louis County, the TIF council recently rejected a TIF proposal from an Ellisville Walmart, but now the City of Ellisville is attempting to approve the subsidy proposal anyway.
As David Stokes briefly mentions in this vlog, the sales tax status of Ellisville in Saint Louis County encourages this kind of tax-incentive competition.
This video, created by the Economic Freedom Project, demonstrates the power of free markets to create and restore — in this case showcasing Joplin, Mo and the volunteers, workers, and residents acting in a market free from government help or excessive regulations.
On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Amity Shlaes spoke at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business at an event organized and co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute. The topic of the talk was Shlaes' latest book Coolidge — due for release June 26 — which discusses the presidency of Calvin Coolidge with a focus on the effectiveness of his laissez-faire policies in restoring the turbulent economy of the early 20's to "normalcy."
At a Show-Me Institute policy breakfast December 6th, St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams spoke of the difficulty of removing a bad teacher from a city classroom. Isn’t it time for reform?
At the Show-Me Institute's policy breakfast on Feb. 8 titled "Rich State, Poor States", Jonathan Williams of ALEC said people are voting with their feet in this country, and moving to states that have the lowest tax burdens. . . .
"Rich States, Poor States" was the theme of the Show-Me Institute policy breakfast on Feb. 8. Show-Me Institute chief economist Joe Haslag said the data is clear. Missouri is falling behind the country.
In these two video clips from our recent Show-Me Forum, State Sen. Kurt Schaefer and State Rep. Chris Kelly offer two different viewpoints on Missouri's state budget troubles.
In these two videos, Wendell Cox explains some of the ideas and implications of his recent policy study for the Show-Me Institute. Is Saint Louis poised to see a population resurgence? Is "smart growth" harming the areas that implement it?
Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding returned to Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on February 9, 2012. Among the topics covered this time were: Missouri's recent and expensive "beauty contest" presidential primary, the federal-level employer contraception mandate, potentially eliminating Missouri's income tax, and Kansas City's proposed new land bank.
In this Show-Me Forum discussion, two Missouri state legislators discuss the precarious state of the Missouri budget and answer probing audience questions about Missouri's fiscal future.
Early in the morning of February 8, 2012, Jonathan Williams of the American Legislative and Exchange Council (ALEC) and Joseph Haslag, University of Missouri Professor of Economics, presented their thoughts and findings relating to the current and potential future of Missouri's economy to an enthusiastic audience in the Show-Me Institute's office in the Central West End of Saint Louis. Among the topics discussed were the impact of tax rates and regulation on economic growth and investor uncertainty. An in-depth audience Q&A followed the presentations.