<![CDATA[Government & Politics News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/ en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:36:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:36:06 CST Government & Politics 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Family values? Marco Rubio hates hip-hop, except when he loves it http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article60039446.html#storylink=rss Sen. Rubio has decried values ‘they try to ram down our throats’

But GOP presidential candidate counts Eminem, Tupac among his favorite artists

Miami native rapster Pitbull is a personal friend; read the lyrics

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Clinton adjusts pitch: I can be a Sanders, just better http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article59977701.html#storylink=rss Anything he says he can do, she says she can do better

It’s Bernie Sanders’ passion vs. Hillary Clinton’s reason

Candidates spar over President Obama

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Ted Cruz pulls campaign ad featuring former softcore porn star http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article60022886.html#storylink=rss Her credits include “Beverly Hills Bordello,” “MILF,” but also an episode of “Star Trek: Voyager”

The campaign says she auditioned and got the job, but her filmography wasn’t checked

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House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article60016916.html#storylink=rss Republicans say the calorie labeling rules are too burdensome

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Hillary and Bernie tussle over who likes Barack more and the world weighs in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59992281.html#storylink=rss Reaction to the Thursday night between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton was mixed

Who won depends on who you ask

Both were perceived as playing to the large bloc of black voters in the upcoming North Carolina primary

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Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article59836381.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:57:07 CST By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE BYKOWICZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article59836381.html Clinton, Sanders fight for Obama’s voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59946461.html#storylink=rss Clinton adjusts her message after loss in New Hampshire

Democrats try to appeal Hispanics, African-Americans in the more diverse states ahead

Last debate before Nevada, South Carolina contests

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Kansas Senate passes budget-balancing plan, protects pensions http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59950281.html#storylink=rss Spending plan would prohibit delaying payments to the state pension system

Negotiators from both the House and Senate will draft a final version

Budget doesn’t address Supreme Court ruling on school financing plan

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Kansas House, Senate pass budgets after court order on school funding http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59944706.html#storylink=rss Neither budget addresses state Supreme Court order to fix inequity in school funding

House bill allows Gov. Sam Brownback to delay payments to KPERS

Both budgets use a combination of funding sweeps and budget cuts to address the state’s shortfall

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Kansas Senate rejects changing date for allowing concealed guns on campus http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59904406.html#storylink=rss Current law says universities must allow concealed firearms starting in 2017

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Theft charges against former Lee’s Summit assistant city manager are dismissed http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59903771.html#storylink=rss Daren Fristoe resigned in 2014

He was charged with stealing nearly $121,000 from a previous employer

The case was dismissed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court

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Presidential campaigns eye upcoming contests in Kansas, Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59836511.html#storylink=rss Campaign aides are beginning to trickle into both states, which hold nominating contests in March

Kansas holds a complicated caucus, but turnout in 2008 was high

Missouri’s primary could matter — but may not

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Best budget outlook in a decade allows Kansas City to battle huge blight problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59776561.html#storylink=rss Mayor supports $10 million to demolish about 800 dangerous buildings

Robust revenues allow city to address vexing urban problems

City Council approves final budget in late March

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Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59969886.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:01:06 CST By KEN THOMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59969886.html Eight takeaways from Kansas City’s budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59815481.html#storylink=rss Higher sales tax collections are projected

City workforce has declined

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Kansas Supreme Court gives state until June 30 to properly fund public schools http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59751946.html#storylink=rss Court says Legislature must implement an equitable financing plan by end of 2016 fiscal year

If it doesn’t, schools in Kansas “will be unable to operate beyond June 30,” the state high court said.

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Watch tonight’s Democratic presidential debate here http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59910301.html#storylink=rss It’s the 2nd time Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will engage one on one

It’s the last debate for them before a series of primaries around the country

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