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.
On the last Monday of the legislative session, almost 90 people were arrested in downtown Jefferson City for blocking a street
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve written a great deal about the various forms of taxation in Missouri.
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.
Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Edward Glaeser will speak at St. Louis University on May 9.