How many of Kansas City’s 11 mayoral candidates can you identify? None? You’re not alone. The winner of the April 2 primary election may be the candidate who steps into the arena in the next few weeks.
The Citizens Association, which was among the preeminent political clubs in Kansas City, continues to fade from view. With primaries just eight weeks away, the club seems to be sitting out this year’s mayor’s race.
Some voters in St. Louis want to consolidate their city with St. Louis County. GOP megadonor Rex Sinquefield is proposing a statewide vote on the question, but this is an issue for St. Louis residents to decide.
Why do elected officials qualify for pensions? The controversy over a triple-dip for a Jackson County legislator raises that important question. An easy fix would be to end public pensions for elected officials.
Kansas City seemed to cope with a few inches of snow over the weekend. But the changing climate presents enormous challenges for local governments in planning for weather events, and Kansas City is no exception
Kansas Citians have had an irrational fear of concentrated political power for decades. That’s prevented major scandal but is holding up progress, as evidenced by problems plaguing the airport terminal project.
Greg Orman, the independent candidate for Kansas governor, lost badly to Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Kris Kobach on Election Day. Why? Because Americans prefer the predictability of a two-party choice.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, in a tough re-election campaign in Kansas’ 3rd District, dicusses immigration, aid for the poor, payday loans and President Donald Trump in a meeting with The Star’s editorial board.
Democrat Laura Kelly detailed her views on school funding, KanCare, immigration and her opponents in the Kansas governor’s race — Greg Orman and Kris Kobach — when she met with The Star editorial board.
The committee looking at spending from Kansas City’s Central City Sales Tax is getting close to its first recommendations. It still needs an overall strategy, but encouraging signs are visible on the East Side.
Rep. Kevin Yoder and Sharice Davids have agreed to a debate in the Kansas 3rd District House race. It will be held Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. and will be streamed live on The Star’s Facebook page and other websites.
Politicians once cared about truth and facts in campaigns and worked to defend their points of view. Now, in the Donald Trump era, deceit has been normalized, making it hard for voters to know what to believe.