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By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 11, 2019

Last year I wrote about how Georgia taxpayers were effectively subsidizing Missouri by offering tax credits to produce Netflix’s show, Ozark.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 08, 2019

On February 7, Show-Me Institute Director of Municipal Policy Patrick Tuohey appeared on Kansas City Public Television's 

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By Abigail Burrola on Feb 07, 2019

Private school may be the most appealing education option for some families, but also the most unfeasible. In Florida, low-income students can access a private education through Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program, bridging the financial gap for families.

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By Abigail Burrola on Feb 06, 2019

It’s tempting to assume that when Missouri high schools hand out diplomas, graduates are ready for postsecondary education. But far too many students are unprepared, leaving colleges the responsibility of teaching students the prior knowledge required to succeed in their coursework.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 05, 2019

In December of last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released its most recent American Community Survey data, including five-year estimates of county-level poverty rates from 2013–2017, and some areas of Missouri appear to be struggling.

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By Emily Stahly on Feb 04, 2019

Between 2016 and 2017, the poverty rate in Missouri decreased from 14.0 percent to 13.4 percent and the child poverty rate also dropped from 19.2 percent to 18.6 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-year estimates.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Feb 01, 2019

From costly bad bets subsidizing the development of Kansas City’s Power & Light District to promoting the St. Louis Ballpark Village at the expense of businesses already in the area, city leaders are eager to combat urban flight to the suburbs.

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By James V. Shuls on Jan 29, 2019

“Missouri ranks 49th nationally in average starting teacher salary at $31,842.”

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By Kelvey Vander Hart on Jan 28, 2019

Do you need an example of the price we pay when we fail to look ahead? Look no further than Kansas City’s new parking protected bike lanes.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jan 23, 2019

Recently the Columbia Missourian ran a story about jail bond bills—payments that defendants are required to make to cover thei