A new article from the Manhattan Institute details research that indicates addressing blight can have a positive impact on crime.
All good things must come to an end; many misguided policy initiatives and programs must come to an end too.
As my colleague recently wrote, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) appears to be making do with the money they have to keep Missouri’s roads in respectable shape, but
Policymakers searching for ways to improve Missouri’s Medicaid program should look no further than Tennessee.
Missouri has long resisted the expansion of charter schools into any suburban or rural area.
Three and a half years ago, Kansas City leaders were so embarrassed by a KCPT documentary on urban blight they committed to tearing down hundreds of dangerous buildings. Were they successful?
No one bats an eye when you tell them you prefer buying one house over another because of the local school district. Obviously finding a good school for your child is important and moving into district boundaries is one way to effectively “pick” a school, albeit an expensive way.
If there is an affordable housing shortage in Kansas City, why is that so? Could the very housing policies meant to help actually be part of the problem?
Affordable housing was a big issue in the recent Kansas City mayoral race, and there may be more legislation coming to address the issue.