Four state lawmakers and the chairman of the Kansas State Banking Board say the state’s phase-out of the mortgage registration fee should not be to blame for the proposed Johnson County property tax increase.
A redone Tomahawk plant in Leawood will take years to build and could cost $280 million. If the county goes ahead with it, ratepayers can expect to see their payments double by 2028. However wastewater officials have concluded that rates could double by 2024 if the county continues to send water to Kansas City for treatment.
Although it’s not as well known as the Eagle Scout honor for boys, the Girl Scouts Gold Award has stiff requirements for leadership and service. And some Johnson County girls are standouts even among these standouts.
Missouri has enacted a new law allowing law enforcement agencies here to forge mutual aid agreements with their Kansas counterparts. If Kansas lawmakers give their blessing, too, agencies across the area could respond or assist each other during “critical incidents” like the recent shooting at the Jewish Community Center.