Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016
Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016
Jason Hart | January 04, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Democratic Party attorneys general in Kentucky and Missouri have come out against new EPA regulations.
SunEdison: A cloudy picture for another renewable energy company
SunEdison: A cloudy picture for another renewable energy company
Rob Nikolewski | October 08, 2015
Renewable energy company SunEdison is expected to lay off 10 percent of its workforce after its stock price tumbled.
Union coalition AFL-CIO sinks $44 million into politics
Union coalition AFL-CIO sinks $44 million into politics
Jason Hart | October 08, 2015
Advocates of mandatory union dues in Missouri and across the country have a deep-pocketed friend in Richard Trumka, president of labor coalition AFL-CIO.
VA officials used medical records to smear whistleblowers
VA officials used medical records to smear whistleblowers
Tori Richards | September 22, 2015
Part 16 of 16 in the series Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs officials illegally accessed whistleblower medical records to engage in a smear campaign aimed at covering up fatally lax medical care, according to testimony today at U.S. Senate committee. In a rare show of solidarity, Republicans and Democrats showed anger and distress during the testimony of witnesses [...]
Watchdog Podcast: The GOP debate (Round 2) and a right-to-work defeat in Missouri
Eric Boehm | September 18, 2015
At the second GOP debate, Trump finally ran out of things to say, Fiorina surged and Huckabee made a good point in favor of small government (yes, really).