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.
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.
Last year, voters in the City of St. Louis approved a rather ambiguous half-percent sales tax hike, Proposition 1.
Immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
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
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.
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!