Elections 2013 http://kcur.org en Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure http://kcur.org/post/voters-renew-health-levy-strike-down-anti-nuke-measure <p>Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, struck down a measure in Tuesday's election that would have prohibited the city from giving incentives to companies that make parts for nuclear weapons. Voters lent their support, on the other hand, to renewing a property tax that funds neighborhood health clinics, ambulance services and Truman Medical Center. Voters also favored a ballot measure requiring that most nonprofits pay an existing city hotel convention tax. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:37:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 34488 at http://kcur.org Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure Holland Takes KCK Mayoral Post http://kcur.org/post/holland-takes-kck-mayoral-post <p>Some political insiders thought they saw a close race, but Mark Holland ran up 56 percent of the Wyandotte County vote to become the next Mayor of Unified Government. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:16:08 +0000 Dan Verbeck 34487 at http://kcur.org Holland Takes KCK Mayoral Post Election Day: What's On The Ballot? http://kcur.org/post/election-day-whats-ballot <p>Voters go to the polls for <strong>Election Day</strong> on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:33:13 +0000 Laura Spencer & Maria Carter 34237 at http://kcur.org Election Day: What's On The Ballot? Voters Weigh In On Future Of Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing http://kcur.org/post/voters-weigh-future-nuclear-weapons-manufacturing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Question 3 on </span><a href="https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/Sample_Ballots/04_13_sample_ballot_FINAL.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Kansas City, Missouri’s ballot tomorrow</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, deals with an issue that’s generated heated discussion in City Hall over the past few years. It’s about Kansas City’s future in nuclear weapons manufacturing.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:16:48 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 34361 at http://kcur.org Voters Weigh In On Future Of Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing KCK Mayoral Foes Battle By Substance And Style http://kcur.org/post/kck-mayoral-foes-battle-substance-and-style <p>Wyandotte County voters on Tuesday will decide who holds the reins as Mayor/CEO of Unified Government.</p><p>KCUR’s Dan Verbeck has background on two candidates who bring distinctly different approaches to operating the post.</p><p>Each serves as a member of the local governing commission, survivors of a spirited primary campaign and election. The candidates appeared to answer questions posed by a panel in a forum at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Appearing in alphabetical order:</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:36:18 +0000 Dan Verbeck 34317 at http://kcur.org KCK Mayoral Foes Battle By Substance And Style KCK Mayoral Debate http://kcur.org/post/kck-mayoral-debate <p>Join <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em> <strong style="line-height: 1.5;">at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, at the&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City, Kan., Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for the</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> final debate</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Kansas City, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">mayoral race</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:10:03 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34300 at http://kcur.org KCK Mayoral Debate Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday http://kcur.org/post/health-tax-renewal-goes-voters-tuesday <p>Kansas City has long supported health services for people without insurance or a means to pay. This is primarily done through a health levy, or property tax, that brings in about $50 million annually. A portion of that tax will soon expire. Renewing it is now up for a popular vote this Tuesday. It’s <a href="https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/Sample_Ballots/04_13_sample_ballot_FINAL.pdf">Question 1</a> on the ballot. Despite all the contention around health policies and spending right now, there doesn’t appear to be much opposition to the local measure. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:23:03 +0000 Elana Gordon 34198 at http://kcur.org Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday Elections Still On: Hours Extended, Polling Places Changed http://kcur.org/post/elections-still-hours-extended-polling-places-changed <p><strong>Update Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. </strong>Due to the weather, polling places have been consolidated in both Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. Find polling places for <a href="http://www.wycokck.org/uploadedFiles/Departments/Election_Office/Election_-_Documents/WyCo_Primary_Election-Update_2013.pdf" target="_blank">Wyandotte&nbsp;County here</a> and <a href="http://www.jocoelection.org/" target="_blank">Johnson County here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:56:42 +0000 Emilie Mutert & Sylvia Maria Gross 32531 at http://kcur.org Elections Still On: Hours Extended, Polling Places Changed Wyandotte Mayor Candidates Debate Blight, Bureaucracy And Windfall Funds http://kcur.org/post/wyandotte-mayor-candidates-debate-blight-bureaucracy-and-windfall-funds <p>On Tuesday, voters in Wyandotte County will narrow the field of candidates for the Mayor/CEO of Unified Government.&nbsp; The number running will be reduced from five to two, going into the April general election.&nbsp; KCUR’s Dan Verbeck reports on candidates’ backgrounds and issue-positions that have appeared since the campaign began in earnest only a month ago. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:53:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32470 at http://kcur.org Wyandotte Mayor Candidates Debate Blight, Bureaucracy And Windfall Funds Candidates Seek Kansas City, Kansas Top Post http://kcur.org/post/candidates-seek-kansas-city-kansas-top-post <p>When <strong>Joe Reardon</strong> said he was <strong>stepping down</strong> as <strong>mayor of Kansas City, Kan.</strong> and CEO of Wyandotte County, it surprised many. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 03:12:45 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32048 at http://kcur.org Candidates Seek Kansas City, Kansas Top Post KCK Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection http://kcur.org/post/kck-mayor-will-not-seek-reelection <p>The Mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Joe Reardon, announced today he would not seek reelection for a third term this spring. In a letter from his office, Reardon said he made the decision based on personal reasons.</p><p>“I have a family at home that I love very much. It is important to me that I spend more time with them. My two sons are growing up much too quickly,” he said in his letter, which is <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KCKReardon" target="_blank">posted in full on his Facebook page</a>.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:17:01 +0000 Laura Ziegler 30170 at http://kcur.org KCK Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection