Steve Kraske: Dad turned 90 this week, which was the reason for my visit, so of course he can do whatever he wants. But this milestone makes me now, more than ever, aware of the fact that I’m watching him closely.
When Republicans soon control both Congress and the presidency, excuses won’t help the Democrats find their way out of their wilderness. But one-party control has entertainment value; consider the example of Kansas, where Democrats have watched from the sidelines as the GOP grappled with the state’s budget mess.
Tackling the issue of improving roads and bridges — not to mention rebuilding Interstate 70 — in Missouri means the likelihood of tax increases, and gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens doesn’t want to touch it.
One-time Democratic Rep. Jim Slattery of Kansas says the media is failing to connect the dots when it comes to the possibility that Donald Trump owes tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars to Vladimir Putin’s friends.
Kansas City is considering higher property taxes for public works projects. Johnson Countians face a similar decision in November, Dave Helling writes, but they’re asked to raise a very different tax levy to pay for the projects.