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Kansas governor signs bills enabling effort to entice Chiefs and Royals with new stadiums

Jun. 21, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor signed legislation Friday enabling the state to lure the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Major League Baseball's Royals away from neighboring Missouri by helping the teams pay for new stadiums. Gov. Laura Kelly's action came three...

Kansas will see major tax cuts but the relief for home owners isn't seen as enough

Jun. 19, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have approved major tax cuts and ended a political stalemate with Gov. Laura Kelly. Yet some of them sounded frustrated as they were doing it. The Republican-controlled Legislature approved a bill Tuesday to cut income and property taxes by a...

A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs

Jun. 19, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plan in Kansas for luring the Kansas City's two major league sports franchises from Missouri has prompted their hometown's mayor to declare that the move ends a 5-year-old agreement by the states not to poach each other's jobs. The Kansas Legislature has...

Kansas is making a big run at Kansas City's pro teams with a plan to help pay for new stadiums

Jun. 19, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is making a serious run at becoming the new home for the reigning Super Bowl champions with legislators approving a plan Tuesday to lure the Chiefs and Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals away from Missouri. Bipartisan legislative...

3-year-old drowns in Kansas pond after he was placed in temporary foster care

Jun. 18, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy wandered off and drowned after he was placed into temporary foster care with relatives at a rural Kansas home, authorities said Tuesday. The boy was reported missing Saturday from the home just outside of Andover, the Butler County Sheriff’s...

This law is a lifeline for pregnant workers even as an abortion dispute complicates its enforcement

Jun. 18, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Cornejo Barrera thought the legal helpline for workers sounded too good to be true. A month earlier, Cornejo Barrera had been forced to take leave from her job as head custodian at a South Carolina high school after she turned in a doctor's note asking to...

This law is a lifeline for pregnant workers even as an abortion dispute complicates its enforcement

Jun. 18, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Cornejo Barrera thought the legal helpline for workers sounded too good to be true and wondered if it was a scam. A month earlier, Cornejo Barrera had been forced to take leave from her job as head custodian at a South Carolina high school after she turned...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 18, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June XX, 2024. Editorial: Kansas should get its ducks in a row then make a play for the Chiefs — if plan makes sense If you don’t live in the Midwest, you may not understand the intricacies of Kansas City. In our view, while...

Kansas lawmakers to debate whether wooing the Chiefs with new stadium is worth the cost

Jun. 17, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators trying to lure the Kansas City Chiefs to their state argue that helping the Super Bowl champions build a new stadium could bring Kansas millions of dollars in income taxes from players and coaches, which are currently going to Missouri. Some...

Kansas lawmaker's law license suspended over conflicts of interest in murder case

Jun. 16, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican Kansas lawmaker who already dropped his re-election campaign last month after he was arrested in a traffic stop has now been barred from practicing law for at least a year for mishandling conflicts of interest in a murder case. The Kansas Supreme...