Archive for Transportation
Earlier this week, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) made headlines as the man “who destroyed Obama’s sequester scare story.” The gist of the story was that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could not back up the Obama administration’s claims children would lose access to vaccinations due to the sequester (watch the take down here). Today, [...]
While Clay Chastain’s light rail proposal likely will not be on the ballot in November, voters in Kansas City will have a rail plan to consider before winter officially arrives. Early last week, the city’s newly created streetcar development district board decided to hold a vote by mail in the next few months to determine whether [...]
It has been a busy week for public officials in Kansas City. Yesterday, the Kansas City Council added one new item to this November’s ballot —a proposal that would raise the mandatory retirement age for municipal judges — but nixed three proposals that were of a more ambitious nature. The proposals that were axed?
A proposed [...]
One day after the scheduled release, the latest jobless numbers reveal that thousands of more residents have left the labor force in Missouri.
Yesterday, I testified at the Missouri Blue Ribbon Citizens’ Commission on Transportation meeting in Hannibal. It was a good public forum: well-attended, well-run by its co-chairs, former Sen. Bill McKenna and former House Speaker Rod Jetton, and it was interesting. There was less rent-seeking in the public comments than I expected (Thank you for being here. [...]