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Missouri offers 78 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Missouri number 78, the 16th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Missouri schools get 58.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 58 percent of Missouri public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 28th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Missouri reach $4.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Missouri amount to $4.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 25th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Missouri averaged $49,304

Teachers’ salaries in Missouri averaged $49,304 for the 2017-2018 school year, the ninth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Missouri reach $3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Missouri amount to $3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 23rd highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Missouri’s public pensions are 66.8 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Missouri’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 66.8 percent of the total, the 29th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Missouri reach $12.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Missouri amount to $12.5 billion, the 23rd highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cape Girardeau’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Missouri

The Cape Girardeau metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Missouri, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Missouri earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Missouri received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Opinion: Congress must reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

Almost 80 years ago, my father founded the MooreCompany, which built and sold the largest commercial cooling fan in the United States and made significant contributions to America’s manufacturing capabilities during the Second World War. In 1948, my father moved Moore Fans to Marceline and opened up a 15,000 square foot factory.

Andrew County’s $3,075-per-month cost of living is the highest in Missouri

Residents of Andrew County need to make $3,075 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Missouri.

Missouri’s public pensions are 67.6% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Missouri’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 67.6 percent of the total, the 25th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Missouri disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Missouri is $26,834, study finds

College graduates in Missouri have an average debt burden of $26,834, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 28.6% of total state, local levies in Missouri, study finds

State income tax revenues in Missouri represent 28.6 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Missouri ranks 8th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Missouri finished eighth lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Missouri pension plans are 78% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Missouri public pension plans stands at 78%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

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