Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made a strong first impression during his inaugural visit to Kansas City after succeeding Eric Greitens. He focused on infrastructure and workforce development, and he also pledged to support a gas tax increase.
Local politics delivered three unexpected plot twists this week: Democrat Lauren Arthur’s big win in a special state Senate election, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer’s refusal to criticize GOP rival Kris Kobach and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s embrace of a proposed gasoline tax increase.
Kobach burst out of the gates as the presumed leader in the 2018 race for Kansas governor given his towering name ID. But a series of stumbles, including a poll that had him deadlocked with Jeff Colyer, have some questioning that status
The problem with revisions to the Dodd-Frank law has little to do with community banks and everything to do with the continued oversight of the nation’s largest institutions. Democrats are split over whether that oversight will continue at satisfactory levels.
Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly is largely unknown in the Johnson-Wyandotte County area, but she has former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius behind her, which will help a lot in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for governor.