Kansas City’s premier black political group, Freedom, Inc., has endorsed Councilman Quinton Lucas in the mayor’s race. Forward Kansas City, a Northland group, endorsed Steve Miller over Councilman Scott Wagner.
The Star moves to dismiss defamation lawsuit filed by Kansas State Sen. Jim Denning, who claims that former contributing columnist Steve Rose falsely attributed to him comments opposing expansion of Medicaid.
Lawyers for Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley have asked a Cole County judge to quash a subpoena that would require him to answer questions under oath about allegations he violated open records law as attorney general.
How much incentive money should Kansas City give developers? That’s a question Kansas City voters will get to answer this summer. An initiative petition capping tax abatements will be on the June ballot.
Sen. Josh Hawley was one of 16 senators Thursday to reject a bipartisan border security bill that’s intended to keep the federal government open through September after the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
Advocates for the LGBTQ community are frustrated that after two years of study, Olathe isn’t acting on a non-discrimination ordinance. Other cities like Prairie Village, Merriam and Mission have already done so.
Former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom met this week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic senators as he contemplates a run for the seat that will be vacated by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, after the 2020 election.
The state of Kansas has terminated several controversial child welfare grants awarded last year and will rebid for the services to ensure transparency and fairness, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday.
KC Councilman and mayoral candidate Scott Wagner is calling on the developer of the KCI terminal project to consider equity financing to keep city funding out of the deal. The idea didn’t get the warmest reception.
Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would require new phones and computers to block access to pornography, a move that would control what Kansans see online. Citizens could get access for a $20 fee.
Kansas awarded grants worth more than $17 million for child welfare services to Eckard Connects, a troubled Florida agency that never applied for the work, according to documents. The grants were awarded last year.
As federal and state investigations continued looking into his financial affairs, Jackson County Executive Frank White recently authorized spending $10,000 from his campaign fund to pay his criminal defense lawyers.