Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said the earnings tax is vital to law enforcement.

Renew the earnings tax or be less safe, officials warn

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said the earnings tax is vital to law enforcement. Kansas City public safety leaders on Monday warned of widespread service cutbacks unless the earnings tax is renewed. The 1-percent tax first approved ...
Fast food workers have set up a tent in front of city hall, where some will fast until a decision is made on the minimum wage. At noon, most of the workers participating in the fast had gone upstairs to listen to testimony before the city council on the minimum wage issue.

Judge orders minimum wage off ballot

File photo. Supporters of a minimum wage hike camped out in front of City Hall in July, 2015. A Jackson County circuit court judge this afternoon ordered election boards to remove the minimum wage increase from the Nov. 3 ballot. The action ...
File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum.

What’s important to you in city council election?

File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum. We’re still looking for your input to help shape the questions for city council candidates at a June 17 forum. So far, we’ve heard that staffing of the police department, transit and ...
File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum.

Transit, redevelopment, education: important questions in city elections

File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum. What should Midtown’s transit future look like? How do we encourage growth and development while still retaining Midtown’s unique character? What role, if any, should the city council ...
File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum.

What questions do you want to hear city candidates address?

File photo. City council candidates at a recent forum. Midtown groups sponsoring a mayoral and candidate forum want to know what questions you would like candidates to answer. MainCor, the Broadway Westport Council, the Westport Regional Business ...
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Glover and Shields advance in city primaries

Jim Glover will face opponent Kathryn Shields in the 4th district at large city council race in June. That’s after yesterday’s primary election in which Shields garnered 41 percent of the votes to incumbent Jim Glover’s 43 percent. Jared ...
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Remember to vote in municipal primary and special election

It is election day in Kansas City, with voters narrowing down the races in city council elections and voting on several other issues. Since this is the primary election, the outcome will determine the top two candidates that will continue to ...
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Midtown neighborhood candidate forum tonight

Candidates for city council – both the 4th district and all at-large candidates – will discuss issues affecting Midtown neighborhoods at a candidate forum tonight. The city has a 13-member city council that makes policies for the city. The ...

Mayor to give state of the city address tomorrow

Mayor Sly James will give his fourth state of the city address tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Starlight Theater. Details and to rsvp  The folks over at mySidewalk have started on online discussion asking people what issues they hope the mayor will ...
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What issues are important in the city council races?

Transportation, reinvestment in the urban core, schools, traffic and a clean city are the most important issues to Midtowners planning to vote in the upcoming city council elections. That’s the input we’ve gotten from Midtown KC Post readers ...