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By Frank Catanzaro on Jun 16, 2017

Fancy bricks and big bucks: Chesterfield’s half-million dollar wall is getting a lot of attention and not for the right reasons.

By Patrick Tuohey on May 22, 2017

Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now.  And what role did government play in all this?

By Show-Me Institute Staff on May 18, 2017

Our 2017 Missouri Legislative Recap Telephone Town Hall on May 17 included discussion of the bills passed and defeated in Jefferson City and what the recently concluded legislative session means for our state going forward. Click above to listen to the recording.

By Graham Renz on May 16, 2017

Policymakers are incentivizing projects all around the state in areas prone to flooding. Should taxpayers be on the hook for these financially risky investments?

By Patrick Tuohey on May 09, 2017

Even without corporate welfare, cities can develop economically. With the right incentives—low taxes and little red tape—private investors have decided to rebuild one part of Kansas City.

By Show-Me Institute Staff on May 02, 2017

Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the economics behind the rise in income inequality and what it tells us about the forces driving modern labor market outcomes.

By Mike Ferguson on Apr 27, 2017

The truth is out: special taxing districts have been receiving billions of public dollars under the taxpayers’ radar for decades.

By Michael Q. McShane on Apr 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran v.

By Michael Q. McShane on Apr 05, 2017

Carmen Ward’s son, Paul, has Asperger’s Syndrome. The Saint Louis public school system was unable to meet Paul’s needs and his academic progress was suffering, so Carmen turned to a charter school—KIPP Inspire Academy. It’s made all the difference.

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By John Lamping, Bob Onder on Mar 27, 2017

This update on the 2017 Missouri legislative session features Senator Bob Onder and former Senator John Lamping discussing which bills have passed and which they expect to see before the end of the session.