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.
Former Kansas senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum talked about their work together at a recent forum in Lawrence. The pair are now more popular than the politicians who replaced them, Dave Helling writes, because both understood something important about their state.
Fracking in Oklahoma may have caused an earthquake. Do Oklahomans owe it to the rest of us to provide cheap energy, regardless of the inconvenience it causes them? Dave Helling says questions like that may come to dominate American politics.
Before term limits came along, journalists got to know lawmakers in a way they may never again — and it was a fascinating education. The recent death of longtime state senator Ed Quick brings to mind the names of some of his colleagues in the General Assembly.
The most dispiriting reaction to a recent story on Kansas’ “LLC exemption” came from a handful of Kansans who said the small-business owners opposed to the break were free to donate extra money to the state if they thought their taxes were too low.
Donald Trump has sharply criticized the reporting on his campaign, and Hillary Clinton is distrustful of reporters. Even in the modern media world, Dave Helling writes, mainstream political oversight remains important.
Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett has filmed a commercial for U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s re-election. The Republican congressman appears to be in a surprisingly tight race for re-election against Democrat Jay Sidie.
Video replay: September 2013-Watch as Trevor Julo proposes to his girlfriend, Crystal Escobar, the Van Horn High School cheerleading coach, during halftime of the African-Centered College Preparatory Academy and Van Horn high school football game.
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Cheerleaders help deliver wedding proposal to their coach
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback talks about the 2016 presidential election
Four former Kansas governors advocate for state Supreme Court justices