An email accidentally sent to a Star reporter showed the Kansas Department of Corrections focusing on how discussing a special session would put the governor’s office in a difficult position.
An email accidentally sent to a Star reporter showed the Kansas Department of Corrections focusing on how discussing a special session would put the governor’s office in a difficult position. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
An email accidentally sent to a Star reporter showed the Kansas Department of Corrections focusing on how discussing a special session would put the governor’s office in a difficult position. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

Amid problems in Kansas prisons, internal email shows a focus on politics

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  • Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools

    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.