In Prairie Village, quaint Cape Cod-style homes are being replaced by new, larger houses. Plenty of struggling urban neighborhoods would be happy to have this problem, but not everyone in Prairie Village likes these “monster homes.”
The future of the 6,000 Sprint employees in Overland Park is up in the air. If a merger with T-Mobile is approved, some staff will remain at Sprint’s campus, others could relocate to Seattle; and some positions will be eliminated.
Skeptics of the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile are forgetting that this may be more about politics than about price hikes for consumers. Sprint employees should run — not walk — to the nearest exit.
Voters in Jackson County will decide in August whether to handcuff themselves by imposing term limits on elected county legislators and the county executive. But for an example of smooth-running government without such constraints, consider how well elected officials function in Johnson County with no term limits.
To win the Democratic primary in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District, a candidate will need to lean liberal. But what happens after the primary, when the Democrat must appeal to enough moderate Republicans and independents to beat Kevin Yoder?
Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly’s late entry into the race for governor has changed the political calculus in the state. The moderate, soft-spoken Democrat might be the candidate who could actually beat Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning’s true colors and his radical view of public education funding were on display when he recently spent nearly every waking moment conjuring up ways to avoid increasing school funding. This Republican’s performance has been beyond disappointing.
With every Democrat and almost every moderate Republican in the House of Representatives determined to vote no, and with an equal resistance in the state Senate, the idea of an amendment was dead on arrival.
The more difficult challenges come in the future, when new sources of revenue will have to be found. Unless something like the Kansas Turnpike is sold, there just is no way to sustain the state’s budget without raising taxes.
If we know one thing about the Kansas City experiment, it is that huge sums were squandered, trying fruitlessly to achieve desegregation. Improving basic education skills was never the priority. That isn’t what Kansas would do.
Gov. Jeff Colyer has repeatedly said his administration will not tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment of any kind. That’s vague, but it’s as far as he can go and still have any hope of winning the Republican primary.
Johnson County officials are rightly panicky about an escalating battle over the appraised values of Target and other big box stores. If a recent trend continues, the county could lose millions in property tax revenue.
Kevin Yoder, Kansas’ 3rd District congressman, has seen his poll numbers dip since President Donald Trump took office. Will moderate Republicans in Yoder’s district abandon the GOP and vote for a Democrat to send an angry message to Trump?