It might not surprise readers to learn that government bureaucrats overspend. But the Kansas City Water Services Department spent a great deal of money on a video promoting . . . water.
Having completed a soon-to-be-released paper on Missouri’s profligate special taxing districts such as transportation development districts (TDDs) and community improvement districts (CIDs) with Graham Renz, I was pleased to see this
Yesterday marked a step forward for transparent government in Missouri. The Missouri Treasurer’s Office announced the creation of an online checkbook that tracks how and with whom the state is spending our tax dollars.
Last year, voters in the City of St. Louis approved a rather ambiguous half-percent sales tax hike, Proposition 1.
Immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you’re hoping that a new report on Kansas City’s economic development incentives accurately assesses their value, I’ve got some bad news.
The bottom line regarding tax giveaways like tax increment financing (TIF) and other subsidies is this: The more officials hand out to developers and special interests, the more ordinary taxpayers need to cough up to ma