Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now. And what role did government play in all this?
Our 2017 Missouri Legislative Recap Telephone Town Hall on May 17 included discussion of the bills passed and defeated in Jefferson City and what the recently concluded legislative session means for our state going forward. Click above to listen to the recording.
Policymakers are incentivizing projects all around the state in areas prone to flooding. Should taxpayers be on the hook for these financially risky investments?
Even without corporate welfare, cities can develop economically. With the right incentives—low taxes and little red tape—private investors have decided to rebuild one part of Kansas City.
Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the economics behind the rise in income inequality and what it tells us about the forces driving modern labor market outcomes.
The truth is out: special taxing districts have been receiving billions of public dollars under the taxpayers’ radar for decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran v.
Carmen Ward’s son, Paul, has Asperger’s Syndrome. The Saint Louis public school system was unable to meet Paul’s needs and his academic progress was suffering, so Carmen turned to a charter school—KIPP Inspire Academy. It’s made all the difference.
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This update on the 2017 Missouri legislative session features Senator Bob Onder and former Senator John Lamping discussing which bills have passed and which they expect to see before the end of the session.