KANSAS CITY – Ashcroft speaks in KC, says gun crime control is working. First court ruling on Kansas Republican primary set for Friday. Sprint will cut 550 more area jobs. Bass Pro Shops commits to Independence complex.
KANSAS CITY – Kansas House and Senate leaders agree amendment banning gay marriage should include civil unions; Missouri aims to boost enforcement of its parental consent law; Kansas City hears four options on how to better shape ambulance service.
Kansas City, MO – Largest Kansas National Guard alert of the war includes Kansas City units. McCaskill agrees with Republicans: Holden could have released school funds sooner. Mays kills Kansas tuition bill for illegal immigrants. Block unveils design for downtown headquarters.
Kansas City – Holden releases the rest of witheld education funds. Republicans claim it proves weak collections are a thing of the past. DC office wants to cut up to $75 million a year from Kansas Medicaid.
Kansas City – Missouri house passes budget bill that outspends Holden's education plan. Consultant says MAST suffered from poor financial planning. Wyandottes appeal casino closing to federal judge tomorrow.
Kansas City, MO – Appeals court upholds 30 year sentence for Robert Courtney. Holden requests amendment to make health care cuts more difficult. Sebelius signs voter ID law. Royals take season opener 9 -7 on Beltran homer.
Kansas City – Kansas City council urges business owners to ban concealed fire arms in their establishments, conceal and carry opponents wait for a decision from the Missouri Supreme Court on another hearing. Kansas lawmakers reject a Johnson County school finance reform proposal and advance a measure to limit internet porn in libraries.
Kansas City – City council urges businesses to declare themselves "no gun zones," prepares for Circuit Court to supervise municipal judtges. Missouri House passes malpractice reform bill that caps all personal injury damages. Kansas House defeats Shawnee Mission District school plan.
KANSAS CITY – Missouri legislators work on reducing malpractice insurance costs, Station Casinos to settle on lawsuit alleging improper business conduct, and Cleaver to make good on delinquent tax bill.
KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Legislature continues its special session, Kansas Gas Service submits rate hike request to state commission, and Donnelly Community College and UMKC enter into joint effort to help students.
Kansas City MO – "Bipartisan" Missouri nursing home bill passes, celebration sparks partisan conflict. Sebelius says she will veto budget-balancing proposal that postpones tax refunds. Kauffman grant of $750,000 gets Community Arts School project rolling.
Kansas City, MO – Holden tries to stave off cuts to education and social services, but Senate votes down his proposals. Kansas Senator Kerr says Governor Sebelius' latest budget proposal is divisive, not helpful. New KU coach Self keeps commitments from two top recruits.
Kansas City MO – City Council approves $20 million in bonds for Richards Gebaur, authorizes proposals for insurance benefits for all domestic partners. Missouri House threatens to fight for "no line items" budget. University of Missouri System and Northwest Missouri State won't pursue merger till next year.