Pew

Government
9:40 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Missouri Among Top States Using Cost-Benefit Data

A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Missouri is in the top ten states when it comes to using cost-benefit analysis of taxpayer money. 

Cost-benefit programs analyze the cost of public programs and the benefits they provide taxpayers. In short, it’s the study of how much bang taxpayers are getting for their buck. And it can be a very effective tool when drafting new laws or policy.

The “States’ Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis” report released this week finds that Missouri is one of ten states leading the way in using cost-benefit studies to shape its policy-making.

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Central Standard
11:41 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The State of the Black Economy

Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment rate among Black, White and Hispanic Americans.

On the coattails of President Obama's second inaugural address yesterday and the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central Standard looks at the economic situation for the African-American community in the United States.

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