The Missouri Senate approved an incentives package that could top $1.7 billion over two decades as a way to tempt Boeing Co. to build its next-generation airliners in St. Louis. Meanwhile, Kansas officials are putting together a very robust bid for Wichita.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama put narrowing the wage gap and raising the minimum wage high on his remaining agenda. And today, advocates for higher fast-food wages plan walkouts and rallies in 100 cities nationwide, including Kansas City.
A proposal to stop a Jimmy Johns drive-through on Broadway in downtown Kansas City failed on a 2-2 vote at a Kansas City Council committee meeting, but a key sponsor of the proposed moratorium on downtown drive-throughs may try to bring it up at a future meeting.
President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States.
Republicans tried to get out in front on health care Tuesday, hours before President Barack Obama was to launch a new defense of the program at the White House.
Seeking to regroup from his health care law's disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections.
President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.
Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.
Obama administration officials announced Sunday that they had met their Saturday deadline for improving HealthCare.gov after completing a series of hardware upgrades and software fixes for the troubled website.
A group hoping to bring the Republican National Convention to Kansas City in 2016 has named its honorary co-chairmen. Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, former Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri and Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri are all part of the effort.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend more than $180,000 to run a TV ad across Kentucky over the next 10 days promoting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as a champion for the state's coal industry.
The business of politics now channels up to $10 billion a year much of it pocketed by the pros who conduct the polls, craft the ads, buy the airtime, spin the news releases. They flourish at the intersection of democracy and capitalism, their influence both obscure and undeniable. And a growing number of critics claim the industry is a profit-first enterprise that can sully public discourse.
Congress returns Monday, sort of. The House of Representatives plans floor sessions today through Thursday afternoon, while the Senate is not back until next Monday. The official agenda this week is slim
Citing the Kansas stand your ground law, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerry Gorman said last week that Richard Kropp would not be prosecuted for the killing of his longtime friend Curtis Shaver. Meanwhile, a a case in Columbia is garnering national attention and drawing comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case.
The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet questions remain about the stability of the site, the volume of traffic it can handle and the quality of the data it is delivering to insurers.
After two months of relentless criticism about the troubled rollout of the new federal health care law, Saturday marks the day when President Barack Obama pledged that the flawed website, HealthCare.gov, would be fixed.
The door hasn’t completely shut on expanding the public health insurance program for the poor in Missouri. Still, even the staunchest supporters of expansion admit that the uphill battle they’ve long faced may just be getting steeper.
Missouri lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday to debate a $150 million incentive package. Gov. Jay Nixon said Boeing has set a Dec. 10 deadline to accept bids from states angling for the manufacturing facility and the thousands of jobs it would bring with it.
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
President Barack Obama celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House Thursday and called several members of armed forces to thank them for their service to the country.
For years, Missouri’s child welfare system routinely has failed to complete abuse and neglect investigations within the deadlines set by law. Now, as the state’s highest court prepares to hear arguments in two cases that weren’t concluded on time, hundreds of pending investigations are in jeopardy of being thrown out.
The delay is another major setback for the president’s hopes of showcasing how the Affordable Care Act can help consumers and small businesses get health insurance. And political opponents quickly pounced on the latest bad news.
He was the wise elder statesman on the council and an adept leader as the finance committee chairman. He really loved Kansas City, and he believed he did important things for the city and loved doing it, said his wife, Susan.
Kansas City officials looking to land the 2016 Republican National Convention received more details from the national GOP on Wednesday about what will be required to book the meeting.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Missouri is prepared to compete aggressively with other states to land a new Boeing commercial aircraft manufacturing plant.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is offering guidance on how the states concealed carry law applies to buildings used as polling places. In an opinion issued Wednesday, Schmidt said voters with permits to carry concealed firearms must comply with regulations that apply to the location before an election.
The Obama administration is trying to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning.
The embattled health care law dubbed Obamacare will be returning to the Supreme Court, this time for a decision on whether employers must cover contraception in their insurance plans. The founders of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-crafts stores contend the law's contraceptive mandate violates their religious convictions.
The Kansas City Council had been poised to vote Tuesday afternoon on changes to the law that city attorneys and council members thought would comply with a Nov. 5 Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals ruling. But Tuesday morning, the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals issued a ruling that again raised major qualms about the constitutionality of the law.
Sen. Paul LeVota and Rep. Genise Montecillo say Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro should go in the wake of revelations that she helped an organization funded by Rex Sinquefield craft favorable language for a ballot measure that would eliminate teacher tenure.