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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 22, 2019

One of the most interesting announcements that the governor made at his State of the State speech last month was the proposed closure of a state prison facility, Crossroads Correctional Center.

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By James V. Shuls on Feb 21, 2019

One of the great things about math is it often doesn’t need much defense. The numbers can speak for themselves. In this post, I’m going to provide an example of that.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Feb 20, 2019

Want to lose the interest of a room quickly? Bring up pensions. In the 1980s, most private-sector employees were in defined-benefit plans that guaranteed them a steady income after retirement.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 20, 2019

In November 2017, Kansas City voters overwhelmingly supported building a new single terminal at the airport. Voters were told, time and again, that the airlines would pay for it—that no taxpayer funds would be used.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 19, 2019

That’s the billion-dollar question that legislators on both sides of State Line Road are asking themselves.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 18, 2019

Some time ago I relied on the song “I’d Love to Change the World” by Ten Years After to tell the tale of the wealthy fleeing Connecticut’s high income taxes.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 15, 2019

High recidivism, or the rate at which ex-offenders return to prison, is a problem in Missouri and a major factor contributing to our high incarceration rate.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 15, 2019

As researchers at the Show-Me Institute have pointed out before, occupational licensing can be burdensome for workers and consumers in Missouri without necessarily im

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By Abigail Burrola on Feb 14, 2019

If a child begins the school year behind his peers, we want the school to help him catch up. But it doesn’t follow that we want children who start the year ahead of their peers to backslide to the point that they are merely performing at grade level when the school year ends.

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By Abigail Burrola on Feb 14, 2019

Among the most innovative and specialized school choice options not yet available in Missouri are Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), which families can use to personalize their students’ education. Show-Me Institute analysts have written about the various possible applications of ESAs.

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