Federal officials have granted Kansas a one-year extension on its privatized Medicaid program, removing the uncertainty the state faced when outgoing Obama administration officials denied the extension earlier this year.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son died when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010, and President Donald Trump publicly wondered if former President Barack Obama called Kelly at the time.
The Country Club Plaza sold for $660 million nearly two years ago. The Jackson County assessor’s office set its value -- minus intangibles, such as the Plaza brand, and other non-real estate variables -- at $375 million. Yet the shopping district’s 26 properties are now on the tax rolls at $145 million. The owner, Country Club Plaza JV LLC, won its protest of the higher value by claiming the increase was unfair because the values of neighboring properties went up by lower percentages in the 2017 countywide reassessment.
Chris Ochsner, Greg Branson, Mike HendricksThe Kansas City Star
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