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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 23, 2018

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.

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By Philip Oehlerking on Aug 22, 2018

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.

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By Graham Renz on Aug 21, 2018

Last year, voters in the City of St. Louis approved a rather ambiguous half-percent sales tax hike, Proposition 1.

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By Patrick Ishmael, Philip Oehlerking on Aug 21, 2018

Following the passage of HB 1413 and in light of the success of our Checkbook projec

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By William Magee, Philip Oehlerking on Aug 20, 2018

On the heels of a report finding that St.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 16, 2018

Immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 15, 2018

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.

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By Graham Renz on Aug 13, 2018

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

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By Geneva Lee on Aug 10, 2018

A student who fails every test in a course is unlikely to get a passing grade just because he makes it to class every day.

By Frank Catanzaro on Aug 09, 2018

University City officials are considering a $190 million-dollar development with apartments, restaurants, and a big retail store.  But there’s a catch . . . they want taxpayers to kick in almost 40% of the cost . . . just over 70 million dollars!