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By Susan Pendergrass on May 17, 2018

The doors to a better education may have opened wide for all Missouri students this week. Despite a distracted legislative session—and with just three days left—the Missouri legislature voted to give every student access to tuition-free online courses and a virtual schooling program.

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By Patrick Ishmael on May 17, 2018
Meaningful labor-reform legislation is on its way to the Governor's desk. Last night the Missouri Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 1413, and this afternoon the House passed it as well, sending it to the Governor.
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By Emily Stahly on May 16, 2018

On the last Monday of the legislative session, almost 90 people were arrested in downtown Jefferson City for blocking a street

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By Susan Pendergrass on May 14, 2018

Somewhere, Milton Friedman is smiling. Last month the American Economic Association announced that Parag Pathak, an economist from MIT, is the recipient of the 2018 John Bates Clark Medal.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 10, 2018

Eyebrows were raised at the claim by Kansas City’s tourism board, VisitKC, that Kansas City has over 25 million visitors each year. The skepticism is warranted.

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By Emily Stahly on May 10, 2018

Today, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 793, which the House passed earlier this week. With the Governor’s signature, the new law would make Missouri the 46th state to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 17 to 18 years old.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 09, 2018

In a vote that was itself noteworthy, on May 1 the Missouri House voted unanimously, 148 to 0, to approve House Bill 1739, giving judges more discretion in applying mandatory minimum sentences. It is now before the Senate to pass and send to the governor.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 08, 2018

We’ve written a great deal about the various forms of taxation in Missouri.

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By Susan Pendergrass on May 08, 2018

Can we call a place a desert if we refuse to let water in? The Fordham Institute recently released an interesting look at which communities in the U.S.

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By Bennett Lewis on May 07, 2018

Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Edward Glaeser will speak at St. Louis University on May 9.

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