Missouri & Kansas Politricks: Slap Fighting Over Money, Power & Bébé

A quick glimpse at sponsored content blogging and/or overtly political content that isn't as important to everyday life as many locals believe . . . 

TKC note . . . We're using the Moira Rose pronunciation of "bébé" as not to offend . . .

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Conservatives Can't Make A Buck?!?

Report: 41% of small businesses can't pay rent this month

(The Center Square) - More than 40% of U.S. small business owners say they couldn't pay rent on time or in full for the month of November, the highest this year. The small business network group Alignable released the survey, which found that the hardship varies by industry.

Democratic Party Push Back Against White House Attacks

House Minority Leader: New attorney general must end Schmitt's crackpot lawsuits

By Crystal Quade, D-Springfield For four years, Eric Schmitt used the attorney general's office as a taxpayer-funded arm of his political campaigns, wasting public money on crackpot lawsuits that advanced his political career while tarnishing the reputation of our state.

Show-Me Sketchy Legal Terms

Missouri's abortion law puts hospitals and patients at risk

Missouri's abortion ban contains only one exception, not for rape or incest, but for "medical emergencies." But the law is vague on what that means - and that's a problem for hospitals, since performing an abortion could carry a felony and prison time. It's also a problem for patients in critical need of care.

Rock Chalk Abortion Phone-In

Kansas court blocks state ban on prescribing abortion pills via telemedicine

A Kansas judge has blocked the state's ban on prescribing abortion pills via telemedicine, a move that could expand access to abortion.

Newspaper Reports Everything They Didn't Find

Eric Schmitt's office did not keep travel records after 2020, raising transparency concerns

In April, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt walked from inside the U.S. Supreme Court to a circle of cameras and reporters stationed on the sidewalk. Tourists listened in as Schmitt took questions about his and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's challenge to a Biden administration immigration policy.

Local Shark Hunting

Kansas Coalition Pushing Payday Loan Reform

A coalition in Kansas has come together to push reform of the payday loan industry. Kansas For Payday Loan Reform is calling on legislators to tighten state regulations, saying the lenders are profiting from people in need.

Funding Hard Time Teachable Moments

Inmate advocates want Kansas to tap into money for more college prison courses

TOPEKA, Kansas - Inmate Edgar Cuevas came into prison without a high school diploma and worries about how he might make a way for himself after his time behind bars ended. In his three years there, he's earned a GED and now he wants a welding certification offered through the prison.

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