Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.
A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau concludes that a 21st century trend of increasing turnout among young voters has kicked into reverse. Voting, it seems, remains the domain of geezers.
The General Assembly sent Gov. Jay Nixon the first comprehensive rewrite of the state’s criminal laws in decades, but supporters still face the tough task of convincing a skeptical governor that the bill doesn’t contain mistakes.
Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, says an executive order issued by Nixon that allows married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns violates a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Two other articles of impeachment against Nixon have also been filed.
The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infringed upon gun ownership rights. But opponents of the new law call it undemocratic.
Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while travelling on the road.
The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
Obama, who is making the first state visit to Japan by a U.S. president since former president Bill Clinton, arrived at Haneda International Airport shortly before 7 p.m. local time and was to have a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere with the political decision made by Michigan voters in 2006 when they amended their states constitution.
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.
Thanks to one sentence in the bill, Gov. Jay Nixon thinks the General Assembly may be wiping away all taxes for those who earn more than $9,000 a year. He said doing so would strip away two-thirds of state revenue, punch a $4.8 billion hole in Missouri’s budget and ultimately force the closure of public schools, prisons and mental health facilities. But GOP leaders say the governor’s argument is “laughable.”
The KCI Terminal Advisory Group held its last public discussion Tuesday, and most members indicated they are ready to choose one of three alternatives: Renovate the individual terminals and keep them separate, renovate the terminals but connect them with a central building or construct a new single terminal.
The poll by Rasmussen, whose surveys have traditionally tilted slightly Republican, showed Brownback at 47 percent and Davis, the Kansas House minority leader from Lawrence, at 40 percent.
The Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission supports a $41.9 million TIF request for the proposed expansion of the engineering firm’s headquarters on the former Beth Shalom Synagogue site at 9400 Wornall Road.
House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.
He took a seat in front of a standing-room crowd that energized him, and he cracked joke after joke.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.
Missouri is the only state with the trio of no campaign contribution limits, no cap on gifts from lobbyists and no policy governing whether a legislator can leave office and go directly into lobbying. Tightened ethics rules always faced an uphill battle in the General Assembly. Now, some fear time once again is running out.
A hearing on three articles of impeachment against the Democratic governor will take place on Wednesday.
“I have great concern because of this one controversial piece that there is the potential that no bill gets through the Legislature,” Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday night at a Kansas City forum. The provision in some situations would allow students in unaccredited districts to transfer with public funds to nonreligious private schools.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a controversial school finance bill Monday that sends million of dollars to schools but also ends mandatory due process hearings before experienced teachers can be fired.
Bob Dole talked politics with former constituents on Monday as the former U.S. senator started a three-day tour of his home state Monday afternoon in Overland Park and Olathe. Dole speculated that Republicans might take control of the Senate this year, questioned President Barack Obamas leadership acumen and criticized congressional gridlock. He also advocated more U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The KCI Terminal Advisory Group appears ready to decide Tuesday or soon after on a specific terminal configuration for the airport’s future. The group is expected to recommend one of three options: major renovation of two existing terminals, renovation of two existing terminals with a central building connection, or construction of a new single terminal.
Medicaid wont expand in Kansas anytime soon. HB 2552, which requires an act of the Legislature to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, has been signed by Gov. Sam Brownback, his office announced Friday.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will make three public appearances Monday in Olathe, Paola and Ottawa. Hes expected to make short remarks at each stop and spend the rest of the time chatting with those who come out to see him.