In my first post on property taxes in Saint Louis City, I discussed how the city’s property tax collections are limited, necessitating a reliance on other forms of taxation to
Earlier this year, Michael Rathbone and I published an essay examining migration trends for Missouri.
For cities across the country, property taxes make up a large—sometimes the largest—source of tax revenue. For instance, more than 90% of Portland’s revenue comes from property taxes.
The release of the scores from the 2015 MAP test a few weeks ago has brought with it new discussion about standardized tes
Back in April I noted that the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) was mulling significant changes to the way that cities and counties reported their tax incentive liabi
Ronald Reagan once said that Americans "should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has
By most academic measures, the Show-Me State usually performs near the middle of the pack, rarely cracking the top 25 in national rankings.
The Saint Louis Board of Aldermen met yesterday to discuss a modified proposal that would have raised the city’s minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2020.