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Show-Me Daily
By James V. Shuls on Dec 27, 2018

Are Missouri Teachers' Salaries Going Down?

Show-Me Daily
By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 26, 2018

Kansas City has been on a spending spree to try to attract millennials downtown, having been caught up in the now-discredited “creative-class” strategy originally promulgated

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Susan Pendergrass on Dec 24, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and now that we have a quorum on the state board of education and a commissioner it’s time to think about what Missouri students and parents should expect from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Media Appearances
By Crosby Kemper III on Dec 21, 2018

On Thursday, December 20, the Show-Me Institute's Crosby Kemper III appeared on KCPT's Ruckus to urge caution before expanding Kansas City's early childhood education program. Also discussed were Medicaid spending and Kansas City's tax climate.

Show-Me Daily
By Elias Tsapelas on Dec 21, 2018

How do Missouri’s business taxes stack up against those of our neighbors?

By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 19, 2018

As we head into the holidays, many of us are already thinking of the gifts we’ll be giving and receiving. We might even give ourselves a gift! But very few of us would ever give ourselves a gift with someone else’s money, for this holiday or any other.

Show-Me Daily
By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 18, 2018

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.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Andrew B. Wilson on Dec 14, 2018

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?

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 12, 2018

If you’ve lived in Kansas City for a while, you’ve heard all about building new things.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 11, 2018

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.