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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 27, 2018

In a recent blog post about the state of affairs in a couple of Missouri state pension funds, we pointed out that they’re getting costlier and less sustainable with each passing year

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By Patrick Ishmael on Apr 25, 2018

Today my colleague Patrick Tuohey and I are proud to announce the publication of our latest essay, "A New Tax Policy Vision for Missouri." While the Institute has a vast body of work that often addresses state and local taxation as separate topics, this new essay takes a more comprehensive approa

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By Christine Talent on Apr 24, 2018

Earlier this month Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the launching of the city’s own municipal checkbook in order to show citizens how the

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 23, 2018

Taxes. They’re high. They’re regressive. They’re inefficient. And in Missouri there are too many of them.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 19, 2018

The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is a failure, as is the entertainment district in which it resides. It is an expensive failure.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 18, 2018

Kudos to Kansas City Star editorial board member Dave Helling for his recent column on taxes in Kansas City, and legislative efforts to cap sales taxes at 14 percent.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 17, 2018

Three cheers for The Kansas City Business Journal for writing about the costs to taxpayers of economic development subsidies offered up by city leaders.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 17, 2018

Behavioral economists study humans to figure out how we react to things like prices, supply and demand, and signaling, to name a few. But some researchers are taking that field of study to a non-human level and they’re discovering some very interesting phenomena.

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By James V. Shuls on Apr 16, 2018

When my wife and I took our four children to Disney World over spring break, we knew they would pester us for every little knick-knack and toy that they saw. So, instead of keeping the purchasing power in our hands, we put it in theirs.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Apr 13, 2018

The Beatles famously sang the above lyric in their song Taxman. It comes to mind because, believe it or not, leaders in Kansas City think that a 14 percent sales tax is—I am not making this up—not high enough.

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