For many years, the small north Saint Louis County municipality of Charlack (population 1,366), has relied heavily on traffic fines to run its city government. The micro-city has used its position along busy Interstate 170 to pull in millions of dollars in traffic fines over the years.
Conservative columnist and radio host Erick Erickson coined the phrase “you will be made to care” to describe the tendency of big government supporters to assume that all people should adopt their world view.
The Kansas City government has been slow to release documents pertaining to the convention hotel. Just recently they released a 2013 HVS report on a proposed 1,000-room convention hotel.
For those who have seen the James Bond movie Goldfinger, remember when James Bond stops the atom bomb from destroying Fort Knox with 007 seconds left on the timer? That scene was pretty high-tension.
Alan Krueger, professor of economics at Princeton, has weighed in on the minimum wage debate. Writing in the New York Times, Krueger fears that a $15 minimum wage “would
Recently, the Saint Louis Business Journal reported that the Saint Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) is pushing for a $100 million improvement and expansion of the
A 2013 consultant’s report on the proposed convention hotel has some pretty rosy projections that are likely unrealistic. We have to rely on the 2013 report because the city is not releasing any of the data specific to this proposal.
Consultants for the proposed downtown convention hotel are telling us that if we build a new hotel we will almost double our hotel traffic.
In their recent push to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Saint Louis City, city leadership has argued the case of economic necessity. As the mayor put it:
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that enrollment in St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) is down by nearly 1,500 students.