Taxpayers pay thousands of dollars a year to support their local school districts. Shouldn’t they be able to monitor how the schools are spending their money?
One year ago, Steve Vockrodt of The Kansas City Star wrote an excellent piece on the “original sin” of the airport’s new terminal effort.
Being financially responsible—keeping a close eye on your bank balance and even your credit score, for example—isn’t always pleasant. Being truly accountable for educating kids also requires keeping track of numbers, both good and bad. As President George W.
Bill Turque over at The Kansas City Star wrote the standard piece on this week’s streetcar extension vote, and gave some attention to the uncertainty of necessary federal funds,
The Loop Trolley appears stuck in an endless loop of delays.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is working on a proposal for a sales tax increase to fund expanded pre-K education. Despite a real cost to taxpayers, few details have been provided about how the money will be spent.
Good policy doesn't have to be complicated. That's the lesson we should take from the way Michigan legislators took on their prevailing wage (sometimes called a "public construction minimum wage") law.
By next week, the Missouri State Board of Education should be up and running again.
For decades, Missourians have been paying hundreds of millions in special sales taxes they all too often had no clue about.