Cleaver and others still getting paid during government shutdown

U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids discussed local relief Tuesday for furloughed federal workers. Cleaver and other lawmakers continue to collect their paychecks during shutdown. Mayor Sly James weighs in.
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U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids discussed local relief Tuesday for furloughed federal workers. Cleaver and other lawmakers continue to collect their paychecks during shutdown. Mayor Sly James weighs in.

Lynn Horsley reports on Johnson County for the Kansas City Star, focusing on government, politics, business development and battles over growth and change in the county. She previously covered City Hall in Kansas City for 19 years and has a passion for helping readers understand how government affects their lives.