Rep. Vicky Hartzler voted Thursday for the House farm bill, which would impose work requirements on food stamp recipients while expanding federal farm subsidies. From 1995 to 2016, she received at least $1 million of federal farm money.
After learning that migrant children were staying at a Topeka youth facility, Democratic leaders in Kansas asked for a tour of the nonprofit. But they said they were told that would have to wait until the approval process is complete.
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.
Gov. Jeff Colyer still has nearly $240,000 of debt in his congressional campaign committee fund, outstanding loans that he made to his own campaign more than a decade ago that the campaign has never paid back.
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.