Welcome to The Kansas City Star’s Morning Rush, where we get you ready for the day ahead.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tax cuts rollback
Kansas lawmakers voted to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a tax plan estimated to bring the state more than $1.2 billion over a two-year span. The Republican dominated Kansas Legislature has soured on Gov. Sam Brownback’s vision for the state, Hunter Woodall reports.
KC police board and Greitens
With three potential openings on the Kansas City police board, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is poised to leave his mark on one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the state with appointments, Glenn Rice and Jason Hancock report. His appointments allow Greitens to influence the selection of a new city police chief.
The Three Missing Women
Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, three Springfield women vanished without a trace. Today, investigators still express disbelief as to what transpired, Laura Bauer and Max Londberg report. “With this case, it’s anything goes. Anything could have happened. You don’t have anything that says they were abducted, they were harmed,” said Sgt. Todd King, who started at the Springfield Police Department in 1994. “It’s this big mystery.”
Walk-off win for Royals
It was the most epic comeback of this Royals season, Rustin Dodd reports. Mike Moustakas extinguished the longest winning streak in baseball with a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth against the Houston Astros.
Why did Ashcroft’s tour skip KC?
Missouri’s secretary of state, Jay Ashcroft, is on a tour discussing the new voter ID law with Missourians. Official stops in Blue Springs and Raymore were the closest Ashcroft’s team came to KC before heading for Nevada and Springfield. The Star’s editorial board writes Ashcroft should have taken the time to share information with KC voters.