For years, Kansas City residents have pleaded for better roads, bridges, sidewalks and flood control. On Tuesday, voters agreed to help pay for those very improvements. They approved a massive, $800 million infrastructure package and the property tax increases to help pay for it.
Kansas City voters on Tuesday decided on a ballot question that would lower penalties for marijuana possession in Municipal Court. While proponents said residents sent a clear message they didn’t want people jailed for pot, city officials warned of unintended consequences.
Nine Kansas City area school districts, led by Park Hill’s $110 million bid, found voters in a mood to approve bond issues Tuesday. Only Midway in Cass County came up short. Most of the measures required no tax increase.
Kansas City area voters will decide a host of ballot measures Tuesday. Kansas City voters will decide on a massive infrastructure bond proposal, a sales tax measure and a reduction in pot possession penalties. School board candidates and school bond proposals also are up for consideration.
Kansas City voters go to the polls April 4 to weigh in on four tax hike questions and a proposal to lower penalties for cannabis possession. Reporters Lynn Horsley and Steve Vockrodt analyze the politics and policies underlying the ballot questions.
The Kansas City Council rushes a resolution setting priorities for projects that would be funded by bonds going before voters Tuesday that emphasizes accommodating walkers and bikers, and serving high-needs areas first.
A new front in the GOP’s intra-party war has opened as Trump-embracing Republican primary challengers are beginning to gear up, seeking to paint House incumbents as insufficiently supportive of the president’s agenda.
As the Supreme Court prepares for an October case on partisan gerrymandering, lawmakers from both parties are calling for independent citizen commissions to take over the thorny process of drawing political boundaries. Majority political parties in red and blue states, however, want no part of it.
A political group trying to drive big money out of politics is endorsing three House Democratic candidates — and declaring it an electoral necessity that the party adopt an aggressive message of campaign finance reform.
Supporters of a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax for economic development efforts in central Kansas City gathered on Tuesday to watch voting results at Freedom Inc.’s headquarters. Kansas City voters approved the tax that is estimated to raise $8.6 million a year for 10 years to help economic development in the city’s central core.
Allison LongThe Kansas City Star
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