Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs
Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs
Heather Kays | May 10, 2016|   4
Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts – in an effort to overcome legal obstacles to expanding choice.  HB 1589, sponsored by state Rep. Andrew Koenig, was designed to create an education savings account (ESA) program for children in […]
Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program
Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program
Heather Kays | May 04, 2016|   271
La’Shieka White sued a Missouri school transfer program Wednesday, claiming...
Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down
Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down
Heather Kays | March 10, 2016|   14
It’s a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. A school transfer program in Missouri – originally intended to end segregation – is now excluding students from attending schools based on the color of their skin. About three weeks ago, La’Shieka White tried to find out whether her son, 9-year-old Edmund Lee Jr., could […]
States reach for cigarette taxes to ease budgetary worries, but problems loom
States reach for cigarette taxes to ease budgetary worries, but problems loom
Eric Boehm | February 17, 2016|   105
Old-time cigarette ads tend to give the impression that smoking can cure almost any malady. The tagline on a series of ads in the 1930s told waistline-conscious readers to “reach for a Lucky” when they felt tempted to over-indulge with food or drink, lest they put on extra pounds. A Camel ad from the 1950s […]
Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016
Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016
Jason Hart | January 04, 2016|   284
American workers are protected from mandatory labor union dues in 25 states, and the number is likely to increase in 2016.
Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains
Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains
Eric Boehm | December 21, 2015|   344
Meet the residents of Pagedale, Missouri, who have been fined and punished by city officials for uncut grass, mismatched curtains and chipped paint. The city could easily be called the Nanny State of the Year.
Kansas City Public Schools to sponsor first charter school
Amelia Hamilton | December 04, 2015|   2
The Missouri Board of Education this week unanimously approved the first charter school in the Kansas City public school district. The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy will take over an unused school building and in an inner city neighborhood. The school is expected to enroll 180 students next fall in grades K-2, expanding one grade per year until it [...]
Three charts present drama of coal collapse
Three charts present drama of coal collapse
Rob Nikolewski | November 19, 2015|   257
The coal industry has been hit hard in recent years and a look at the stock market performance of three of its largest companies tells the story.
Make SunEdison’s taxpayer tab $4.59 million
Make SunEdison’s taxpayer tab $4.59 million
Rob Nikolewski | October 19, 2015|   74
Renewable power giant SunEdison has received nearly $5 million in federal grants and loans.
A pair of Democrats with gubernatorial hopes jump ship on the EPA
A pair of Democrats with gubernatorial hopes jump ship on the EPA
Rob Nikolewski | October 15, 2015|   61
Democratic Party attorneys general in Kentucky and Missouri have come out against new EPA regulations.