Kansas City Politricks: Raytown Roads, Polling FAIL & Legal Weed

A quick review of recent political headlines that we haven't had a chance to unpack just yet . . .

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Election Hangover Endures

4Star Politics: What 2022 midterms could signal for 2024

Implementing recreational marijuana in Missouri, plus polls predicted that a "red wave" was on the rise, but Democrats showed up to the polls in strong numbers. Jamie Kacz, Executive Director for NORML KC, a marijuana advocacy group, joins FOX4's John Holt and Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star to discuss the next steps Missourians will see.

Rock Chalk Transparency Wanted

Dear Kris Kobach: Please read this open letter about open government in Kansas - Kansas Reflector

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Max Kautsch is an attorney whose practice focuses on First Amendment rights and open government law.

Show-Me Cycle Of Poverty

Nearly 350,000 Missouri children are too poor to qualify for full child tax credit

A new report found many families earn too little to qualify for the $2,000 federal benefit, which is tied to a family's earnings and income taxes. Nearly a quarter of the Missouri children who fall into the gap are Black - higher than the state's overall population of Black kids.

Sinking Feeling In Kansas

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly pledges focus on water: 'Waiting for a miracle is not an option' - Kansas Reflector

MANHATTAN - Kansans have "a responsibility to do something" about the state's rapidly depleting water supply and the risk of widespread contamination, Gov. Laura Kelly said at a conference Wednesday in Manhattan. "Waiting for a miracle is not an option," she told a crowd of about 500 at the 11th annual Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas.

No MO Money For Newspapers

Hedge fund takeover of Midwest newspaper chain ends as investors brace for advertising decline

A top Lee Enterprises shareholder said the newspaper chain faces a difficult financial climate as declining advertising sales may accelerate in a soft economy. Harris Kupperman, president of Praetorian Capital Management and Lee Enterprises' second-largest shareholder, based his forecast on falling advertising sales at other newspaper companies.

Kansas Schools Discounted

KS K-12 spending ranked #11, but 'bang for the buck' falls to #38 - The Sentinel

Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement) goes down. That's the analysis of a study from the Kansas Policy Institute, the parent company of the Sentinel.

Voters Debunked Data

'Complete bulls***': Kansas Democrats scrutinize internal polling offered to House candidates - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Three weeks before Election Day, Kim Zito received internal polling and analysis of voters in her House district that could help her focus campaign efforts in the closing days of a tight race.

Cry For Help In Raytown

Elections Have Consequences

November 19, 2022 This evening I was thinking about the recent election and how everyone is focused on what the national news is reporting but I'm thinking about our community of Raytown. Fortunately the bonds issue for sewers passed but the issue regarding our roads failed by 39 votes.

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