Teresa Hensley served as Cass County prosecutor for 10 years and has experience pursuing convictions in courtrooms, especially regarding abuse of children, seniors and domestic partners. Even more importantly, the Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general has a solid view of how the office should work on behalf of all Missourians.
More than 700 political movers and shakers in Kansas attended the MainStream Education Foundation’s annual Stand Up, Speak Out awards dinner Sunday night at the Overland Park Convention Center. Continue reading
Here’s the nightmare for moderate Republican candidates in Johnson County: Voters’ hatred for Gov. Sam Brownback’s destructive policies will imperil their chances of winning on Nov. 8.
UPDATED NOV. 9: Only two did win. They were House candidates Cindy Holscher and Brett Parker.
Suddenly in 2016, Democratic candidates in Johnson County have a huge opportunity to send a loud, clear message that Gov. Sam Brownback’s extremist Republican legislative allies aren’t needed anymore in Topeka.
I have picked out eight contested races in which voters could elect Democrats and send Brownback’s GOP allies packing this fall in Kansas House and Senate races.
In a remarkably bold letter, top Johnson County officials this week strongly objected to failures in the KanCare program that’s supposed to help thousands of people with disabilities, mental health problems and other troubles.
Twice this year the Kansas City Council decided to cave in to large unions and dole out bigger raises than once expected — first to firefighters and then to Local 500, representing many blue-collar workers.
Just call it business as usual at City Hall, even while politicians acknowledged they were going over budget.
City Council members like to sound tough but they often can’t stand up to pressure, especially from burly firefighters.
Answers: Nobody. No how. No way.
Perpetual GOP candidate Jacob Turk is not going to beat Democrat Emanuel Cleaver this fall.
What else is getting done at my house in east Kansas City besides lots of blogging for Yael on the Trail? My wife and I are big gardeners. This fall, I decided to tackle four projects, and the first one was pretty much done by Thursday.
The local races aren’t nearly as exciting on the Wyandotte County ballot this fall as they are in Johnson County. But three crucial ones deserve attention. Voters have good reasons to:
— Approve a $235 million, no-tax increase bond issue to improve educational facilities for 22,000 students in Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools.
Hall of Fame baseball player George Brett says he is “still a Yoder voter” in a new campaign ad for 3rd District U.S. congressman Kevin Yoder.
It’s little more than a piece of fluff that still raises a few questions. When Brett says Yoder “turns down his government health care,” my first thought was, why would he do that? That’s not very smart.
As for accomplishments in Washington, where Brett says Yoder “fights for us,” the Royals’ former third baseman doesn’t list any of those. And that’s a problem.
With 13 days until Election Day, supporters of retaining Kansas Supreme Court justices are fully engaged in costly, sometimes ugly battles that involve radio and TV ads, yard signs and endorsements.
Voters need to keep the justices on Nov. 8.
If that doesn’t happen, Gov. Sam Brownback will make the final choices in 2017 on replacement justices who could serve years, if not decades, after his ruinous administration concludes in January 2019.