Earlier this year, researchers from Harvard released a blockbuster study on economic mobility in the United States. The conclusion: neighborhoods matter.
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
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.