Overland Park & Leawood

Kansas House 16: Primary crowded field with 3 GOP and 2 Dem candidates

Incumbent Amanda Grosserode is opposed in the Republican primary by attorney and businesswoman Jameia Haines, who has staked out more moderate positions, and Ray Marshall. The two Democrats vying to oppose the Republican in the general election are business consultant and Democratic Party activist Arthena Easterwood and pharmaceutical salesman Don McGuire. The district covers parts of Overland Park and Lenexa, mainly south of Interstate 435

Shawnee & Lenexa

Shawnee might let voters decide on 10-year sales tax for roads

A plan to increase Shawnee’s sales tax to repair its deteriorating streets will be coming back before the city council this summer. The city has 780 lane miles of streets, about 12 percent of which are rated from “poor” to “failed.” But the regular street repair budget of about $4.1 million, which comes from the gasoline tax, an impact fee on the landfill and the general fund, does not provide enough money to keep pace with the ever-increasing cost of those repairs, according to staff estimates.

Shawnee & Lenexa