Top Of The Morning News: July 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013

A Kansas board has rejected a proposed changes to voter registration rules requiring proof of citizenship.  A proposed streetcar line in downtown Kansas City is in the hands of judges.  Some are expecting a contentious veto session in Missouri because of the number of bills vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

State Board Rejects Voter Registration Change

A state regulatory board has rejected a proposed change to voter registration rules requiring Kansans to show proof of citizenship.  The rules took effect in January. Since then, around 12,000 voter registration applications have been missing citizenship documents. 

KC Streetcar Tax Challenge In Judges' Hands

The Kansas City Court of Appeals has taken testimony to help judges decide factors that will affect timely construction of a new downtown streetcar.   The case centers on protests of taxes to support building and operating the line.

Will Kansas City Ever Host A Golf Major?

At private clubs, commitment from the membership at each to host a major is where it starts to host a major.  But it takes more than that.

Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.  An expert says the high number of vetoes this year can be blamed on both the Republicans daring the Governor to veto conservative-issue bills, as well as Nixon seeking to strengthen his Democratic credentials for his next political run.