Show-Me Institute

Senate Bill 774: Reforming Tax Increment Financing Districts

David Stokes
April 24, 2014

Missouri needs TIF reform. Senate Bill 774 is a beneficial compromise on the subject of TIF.

Occupational Licensing in Missouri

David Stokes
February 26, 2014

David Stokes, a policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute testifies before the Missouri House on occupational licensing.

What Makes A Good Tax Structure?

Joseph H. Haslag and Haleigh Albers
October 11, 2013

In this policy analysis, the authors write that have you ever looked at Chapter 143 of Title X of the Missouri Revised Statutes? This chapter applies to individual and corporate income taxes.

Charter Schools: Rationale & Research

Timothy J. Gronberg
November 9, 2009

Charter schools are thus given a degree of autonomy from the school districts in which they are located, although state boards of education usually retain a degree of oversight that permits t

Children Trapped in Failing Schools Need Help

Audrey Spalding
February 16, 2011

t is my opinion that the Parent Empowerment and Choice Act would expand educational choice in Missouri.

Taxes and Growth: A Review of the Evidence

Nicole Bradshaw
March 9, 2010

Key considerations in evaluating the role of tax policy in economic growth include:

A Review of Cross-Country Evidence on Government Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth

Shawn Ni
December 1, 2010

It is widely believed that fiscal policy plays an important role in determining economic growth, but the specific policies that would best foster growth are hotly debated.

Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

John S. Howe
December 22, 2010

The mission of the Show-Me Institute is: “Advancing liberty with responsibility by promoting market solutions for Missouri public policy.” This study addresses an important issue with implications

Charter Schools: Rationale & Research

Timothy J. Gronberg
November 18, 2009

Charter schools are thus given a degree of autonomy from the school districts in which they are located, although state boards of education usually retain a degree of oversight that permits them to

Actual Pay: A Survey of Missouri Public School Superintendent Salary and Benefit Packages

Audrey Spalding
July 29, 2010

In this interesting paper, Show-Me Institute researcher Audrey Spalding analyzes a topic that has received little systematic study: the compensation of school superintendents. School superintendents are the CEOs of our public school districts. Missouri school districts spend roughly $ 9,500 per student in current operating expenses. This rises to nearly $ 13,000 per student when capital expenditures are included. Superintendents, with the approval of their boards, make important decisions about how these resources are allocated.

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