It’s an alarming statistic.
Kansas City leaders tell us that the bonds issued by the Kansas City Industrial Development Authority to fund the construction of a billion dollar new terminal at Kansas City International Airport pose no risk to taxpayers.
On Thursday, September 13, Crosby Kemper III appeared on KCPT's Ruckus to discuss the debate over funding a new aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo, security measures at Westport, and other state and local issues.
It was with great anticipation that I received the long-overdue study of economic incentives in Kansas City conducted by the Council of Economic Finance Agencies (CDFA).
When researchers at the Show-Me Institute argue that high tax burdens encourage people to leave Kansas City and St. Louis, city leaders often react with derision.
For years, Kansas City Mayor Sly James asserted that revenue generated at the airport cannot be redirected to the city. This is incorrect.
Dwight Scharnhorst was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006. Shortly thereafter his grandson, Bryce, was diagnosed with autism. On April 22, 2007 Bryce suffered a seizure that took his life. To Representative Scharnhorst, those events were not unrelated.
On September 6, Show-Me Institute CEO Brenda Talent appeared on KETC's Donnybrook to discuss the cancelation of Loufest, the anonymous New York Times op-ed, the controversy surrounding the St.