A court order requires that Kansas’ Senate majority leader pay the Kansas City Star tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees over a failed defamation lawsuit. Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service has more.
Voters will decide in tomorrow’s election whether Kansas should get rid of a requirement in the state constitution to adjust the federal census before legislative districts are drawn up.
A change in the federal tax law is putting rural electric co-ops at risk of losing their tax exempt status. Saint Louis Public radio’s Jonathan Ahl reports the non-profit utility providers in Missouri are joining a national effort to get the law changed.
Hundreds of thousands of Missourians struggle with hunger every day. Despite some progress, Missouri’s food insecurity levels are still higher than the national average. Funding for food assistance has been a target for cuts from the federal government. But, as St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll reports, advocates in Missouri want to strengthen programs for needy families.