The Kansas City Council voted 8-to-4 on Thursday, June 21, to grant the developer Cordish Companies property tax abatements to build a third luxury apartment highrise downtown. The measure was criticized by some members as a needless incentive for the successful company.
Edgemoor is expected to tell the Kansas City Council on Thursday that it expects to open the KCI single terminal project in October 2022 on a budget between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion. The developer of the project is still working on a labor agreement.
Powell Gardens, a botanical preserve in Missouri, has appealed the state's decision to allow neighboring Valley Oaks Steak Co., a feedlot three miles west, to expand. An anonymous donor has given $6,999 to the cause.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office has told county election offices that they may no longer ask prospective voters for proof of citizenship but they can collect the documents if the voters provide them voluntarily.
A small group of KC voters approved special sales and property taxes to help pay for an expansion of downtown streetcar service along Main Street to the UMKC campus. The $227 million project will also need federal funding.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s office says that the Overland Park Republican privately met with the secretary of Homeland Security the day before her office moved forward with a plan to end family separations at the southern border.
About 100 protesters rallied Wednesday outside U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's office in downtown Kansas City to demand that he speak out against President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.
Two staffers for former Gov. Eric Greitens appear to have used Confide last summer to share talking points on one of the governor’s policy priorities. Screenshots of a text message conversation were turned over by the governor’s office last week.
Eric Greitens surrounded himself largely with government novices and out-of-state political consultants. Mike Parson has roamed the halls of the Missouri Statehouse for more than a decade, and his inner circle reflects the relationships he built during that time.
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.