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By Patrick Tuohey on Nov 26, 2019

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (EDC) seems unable to provide meaningful assistance to city leaders regarding economic development policy. While questions about its efficacy have swirled for years, recent reports suggest the organization needs a top-to-bottom overhaul.

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By Corianna Baier on Nov 25, 2019

Missouri and Missouri cities have ranked poorly in several business and policy rankings.

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By Graham Renz on Nov 22, 2019

My colleague Patrick Tuohey and I recently had the pleasure of presenting our research on special taxing districts (like CIDs and TDDs) to the St. Charles County Council.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Nov 21, 2019

Over the last few years, I have talked at length about the importance of choice in health care.

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By James V. Shuls on Nov 20, 2019

Defined-benefit pension systems are essentially promises. The government promises a specific benefit to beneficiaries when they retire.

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on Nov 20, 2019

Show-Me Opportunity (SMO), in conjunction with the Show-Me Institute (SMI), promotes liberty and free-market solutions to the problems facing Missouri, and hosts regular lectures and events throughout this state.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Nov 19, 2019

Back in 2015, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that a proposed Community Improvement District (CID) in Columbia was drawn to include a single registered voter

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By Patrick Ishmael on Nov 19, 2019

Jim Spencer at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently wrote about U.S.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Nov 18, 2019

Missouri students have a college readiness problem. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports that in 2017, just 42 percent of graduating high school seniors were college or career ready. (Try as I might, I can’t find any more recent data.)  But it gets worse.