Ruckus, Thursday, May 16, 2013:
Both Missouri and Kansas legislatures are in the waning days of their current session. Kansas has already passed tax cuts. Now, Missouri has followed suit. Governor Nixon, however, has indicated he may veto the bill saying it threatens vital state interests.
NEW EYES ON KCI
We’ve heard much criticism on Ruckus and elsewhere about the plan for a one-terminal KCI. Now, the Star has editorially offered some possible benefits a new airport would provide. Among them: better security; more passenger access to amenities; and environmental friendliness. Let’s hear what our guest panelists think about the KCI plan.
THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCH?
The Koch brothers are said to be interested in acquiring some of the nation’s largest newspapers. The Star’s Steve Rose says the duo is already a major political force. Adding newspapers to their orbit should be scary to both liberals and conservatives.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie—40 pounds lighter, thanks to a lap-band–is answering critics of his sometimes maverick conservative Republicanism. We’ll play a portion of his response which is in the news story you’ll receive.