Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings cited the state’s strong fiscal management. The announcement said Missouri is among a handful of states with AAA credit ratings from all three independent agencies.
If you’ve found yourself crawling along in slow, congested traffic on Santa Fe, just east of Interstate 35 in Olathe, city officials have noticed. But don’t expect the orange traffic cones to go up just yet.
After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop were small.
Voters will be asked whether the sales tax should be increased by a quarter of a cent for 10 years to raise money to tear down the existing courthouse in downtown Olathe and replace it with a new building just across Santa Fe Street to the north.
A call to assist animal control officers Wednesday had Independence police recalling the old circus skit involving a clown car. But instead of clown after clown after clown popping out of a car, this call involved dog after dog after dog — about 20 dogs in all.
Several advocacy groups held a joint news conference at the Kansas Statehouse to reject Gov. Sam Brownback’s three options to fill a big budget hole. Instead, they want “Option 4” — to repeal the state income tax cut and a business tax exemption.