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Missouri ranks No. 27 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Missouri was rated 27th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Missouri ranked 26th most affected by government shutdown

Missouri ranked No. 26 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: St. Louis ranks 11th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

St. Louis ranks 11st worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Missouri ranked No. 14 in 2019 business climate index

Missouri finished at No. 14 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

St. Louis has 23rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the St. Louis area was nearly 24,200 in the third quarter of 2018, a 2,880-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Missouri posts 27th highest drop in food stamps participants

Missouri ranked No. 27 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Missouri not on track to tax online sales

Missouri is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Missouri posted 5th lowest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Missouri ranked No. 41 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Columbia College athletes No. 1 in Missouri for economic impact

Columbia College sports programs brought in $235,563 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Missouri that year, according to a Missouri Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Missouri posted 30th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Missouri ranked No. 30 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Missouri posted 24th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Missouri ranked No. 24 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Missouri gets ‘C’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Missouri ranked No. 20 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Missouri has 14th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Missouri posted the 14th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Lindenwood University has most student athletes in Missouri

Lindenwood University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Missouri Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Missouri’s population rose 0.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Missouri’s population increased by 17,840, or 0.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in St. Louis 71% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in St. Louis is $135.99, 71 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned $5.4 million for Missouri schools in 2016

University of Missouri-Columbia wrestling brought in $32,371 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Missouri that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in St. Louis tanks

The city of St. Louis had the lowest home affordability index in Missouri in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Lindenwood University fields most volleyball players in Missouri

Lindenwood University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

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