TOPIC 1: MOVING ON, MOVING UP?
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders is apparently being courted by Missouri Democratic Party leaders to seek state-wide office next year. Steve Kraske writes in the Star that Sanders–while ambitious–may not be eager at this point to take on the headaches associated with such a campaign.
TOPIC 2: VETO! VETO SESSION?
Missouri Governor Nixon vetoed the photo I.d. and early voting legislation passed this session. Some are optimistic the General Assembly will override at this fall’s veto session. Supporters of the proposed law argue the purpose is to make certain that people who cast ballots are legally qualified to vote.
TOPIC 3: A CITY MANAGER WITH GUTS!
Overland Park’s City Manager Bill Ebel says it’s time to find out if the public is ready to support property tax increases to avoid even more cuts in basic services.
TOPIC 4: PAY FOR PERFORMANCE.
Using a federal grant, the Kansas City, Missouri, School District is going to implement “pay for performance” in ten elementary schools.