The Senate passed a compromise bill last week to spend $1.1 billion in the fight against Zika. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran opposed the spending. But both have supported added spending for agriculture in the past.
The KC Regional Transit Alliance is on the verge of launching a push for a Plaza-UMKC extension, multiple sources say. The group wants to catch the current wave of excitement for the streetcar starter line.
If you are a Democrat who has been relishing the prospect of a Clinton-Trump contest, sit up and pay attention. A new poll suggests that Trump is intensely competitive in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Gauging when, or whether, to enter a political contest often determines who wins or loses. The senator from Massachusetts passed on running in 2016 based on what was known at the time. In hindsight, she could have won the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Republican presidential candidates want to cut taxes, but they don’t talk about that as much as previous candidates did. One reason is the Kansas budget debacle. The Kansas Legislature convenes this week to work out the latest budget shortfall.
Campaigns are still chasing donations and still spending millions on ads and mailers. Yet there’s evidence that money doesn’t always guarantee victory. And we’re not paying attention to the places where cash can make a difference.
Voters’ attention soon will turn to campaigns for legislators, governors and the U.S. House and Senate, and attempts will be made through advertising to tie those candidates with their parties’ presidential nominees. Such an approach can be misleading and unfair.
The relative civility of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders contrasts dramatically with the antics of Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Kansas City has its own recent experience with an unusually polite campaign.
Conservative groups criticized Sen. Jerry Moran after he suggested that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland should at least get a hearing this summer. One group went over the top — perhaps a sign of things to come.
It’s possible the Electoral College will face a major challenge this year. If Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton became president without winning the popular vote, the outcry would be enormous. Such an outcome could revive attempts to reform the Electoral College.