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Kansas budget trickle-down under Brownback crimps Johnson County and its cities

Many Johnson County government leaders say the state’s collective budget actions the past couple of years have only passed the ball to them. And state-level changes intended to shrink government and keep taxes low have met up with the law of unintended consequences when it comes down to the local level, they say. In Johnson County, where services and niceties like parks, libraries and good roads are expected, local governments are doing more and taxes are in some cases going up.

Business

De Soto, Kan., packaging company plans 300-job expansion in Arizona

Huhtamaki North America, a food service packaging company based in De Soto, Kan., plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution center in a 750,000-square-foot facility Goodyear, Ariz., just west of Phoenix. The $100 million expansion will allow Huhtamaki to better serve Southern California and other key markets on the West Coast.

Overland Park & Leawood

Overland Park Regional opens new pediatric center

The center, which involves an $8 million investment, offers inpatient and intensive care services along with surgical, emergency and specialty care services. In addition, the facility’s staff is trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families cope with illness, treatment and hospitalization.

 

Videos

NIC's 'Blue Room' is where the company plans for the future with new technology

In the Blue Room at NIC Inc., ways to apply new or existing technology or products to government services are explored. John Herrman's office is full of tech gadgets.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
NIC's 'Blue Room' is where the company plans for the future with new technology 2:31

NIC's 'Blue Room' is where the company plans for the future with new technology

National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park 1:40

National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress 2:57

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress

At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars 2:04

At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars