Kansas City, MO – The handling of some types of criminal cases in Kansas City is prompting one of the city's police commissioner to meet with the Jackson County prosecutor. The issue is the volume of violent assault crimes that wind up in municipal court.
Dozens of new laws took effect in Missouri this weekend. One in particular creates new ethics rules: it restricts committee-to-committee money transfers and allows the Ethics Commission to launch its own investigations.
Kansas City, MO – Highwoods Properties and the Polsinelli Shughart law gave in to public pressure yesterday, releasing a new plan for the eight-story office building they plan to build on the Country Club Plaza.
Mayor Mark Funkhouser came out on the losing side of two significant council votes. The council overrode a mayoral veto and advanced a redistricting ballot measure on which Funkhouser sided with the four Northland council members.
Kansas City, MO – Last week, Kansas City filed suit to block a November ballot measure that would force a vote on the earnings tax. Yesterday it was obvious that many council members believe the suit may not be effective and the city could face a major revenue loss.
Several adult businesses are heading to court in their challenge to a new Missouri law banning full nudity and alcohol at strip clubs and adult stores.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City, Missouri will proceed with plans to put the public safety sales tax up for renewal in November. But the city won't change its redistricting plans despite pressure from civil rights leaders.
Highwoods Properties plans to build an eight story office building in the heart of the Country Club Plaza, a move that some say would damage the historic district.
Kansas City, MO – The newly appointed panel charged with recommending a redistricting plan for Kansas City, Missouri held a lengthy first meeting, but it's possible the real decision making won't start until April.
The Mission city council approved what's being called a drive way tax last night. Mission will start charging fees based on the traffic properties produce.
Kansas City, MO – The Johnson County, Kansas government will spend $15 million dollsars less next year as sales and property tax revenues continue to fall. The county commission voted-in a $794 million budget to operate in 2011.
A sheriff's deputy was injured and an inmate she was transporting was killed in a crash on Interstate 70 near the Kansas Speedway.