It should be no surprise that people living outside the city limits of Kansas City and St. Louis are interested in what happens in those cities and the ways in which urban policies affect regional prosperity.
Are you a government-failure denier – someone who believes that the government that governs best is one that overflows with good intentions, regardless of the cost? Are you someone who thinks a lot about “market failures” and never stops to think about government failures?
If you’ve lived in Kansas City for a while, you’ve heard all about building new things.
No one seems to know what is going on with the KCI new single terminal project. Or if they do know, they aren’t leveling with the public. A recent story in The Kansas City Star includes the following:
Economic development incentives are all the rage. And they aren’t all multi-billion-dollar packages to attract a new Amazon headquarters. Many come from small towns offering sales tax breaks on construction equipment.
Back in 1980, 13 percent of people were living below the federal poverty line, and 13 percent had standards of living that qualified them as poor.
On Thursday, December 6, Show-Me Institute Director of Government Accountability Patrick Ishmael appeared on KWMU-St. Louis Radio’s St. Louis on the Air to discuss the future of health care in America.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you have to spend money to make money.” Thanks to some reporting by Brian Robbins and Jacob Kirn of the St. Louis Business Journal, we know that in Missouri we spend money just to spend money.
There is a strange notion going around that public schools are the only place, or the best place, to inculcate students with the values of citizenship.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Medicaid costs in Missouri are expected to increase drastically again next year. This yearly refrain will continue again into State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020, as indicated by the recently released state department requests for next year’s budget.