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Show-Me: FUZZY MATH: Reported GO Bond Cost Estimates Rely on Gimmickry

City leaders are engaging in a bit of financial sleight-of-hand when it comes to the Go Bond’s costs to taxpayers. They have been claiming that the “average impact to the property tax owner” of the proposed GO Bonds up for vote on April 4, “is $8 increase each year.” This …

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#ClayCoMindset What do you think about the #FightFor15 Protests and the Minimum Wage?

Clay County Mindset

Clay County Mindset is our occasional post where we ask our readers to sound off on a topic that is in the news.  Protests broke out across the nation yesterday as activists protested low wages paid by retail and fast food restaurants. The groups are hoping to change the minimum wage …

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Missouri Viewpoints Examines The Politics of Unions and Business in Missouri

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

Want to start an argument among Missouri politicos? Just bring up unions, business issues and politics. That should get a pointed conversation started. Many of the same debates of 2015 are back and in full force in 2016: “paycheck protection” – or, if you oppose the bill, “paycheck deception”. “Right …

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Missouri Viewpoints Explores the Appropriate Response to Ferguson

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

A Pro-Free Market Response to the Ferguson Commission Report from Missouri Viewpoints on Vimeo. (St. Charles, MO) – By the end of 2015, the Ferguson Commission will dissolve and its work will officially be done. That’s by design. The working group was appointed and funded by Governor Jay Nixon following …

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Show-Me Institute: Show-Me Testimony on Minimum Wage

Patrick Tuohey Show-Me Institute

Patrick Tuohey of the Show-Me Institute recently testified before the Kansas City City Council on the topic of minimum wage. In the video Councilwoman Cindy Circo challenges Tuohey about a chart that was shown by the speaker prior to his testimony. Here is his response to her: Dear Councilwoman Circo …

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