TOPIC 1: ACE IN THE HOLE!
The Kansas City, Missouri, School District is taking over operations of the African-Centered Education program.
The district alleges that the ACE board can not account for 8-million dollars in funding. ACE officials dispute the assertion. The story has received wide-spread attention on radio/tv and in the press.
TOPIC 2: BROWNBACK TO THE FUTURE.
The Shawnee County D.A.s probe into whether gatherings at the Governor’s Mansion violated Kansas’ Open Meetings law continues. While Governor Brownback acknowledges that he discussed his agenda at the events, he denies they were violations. Some legislators, Democrats and Republicans, are urging Brownback to say he made a mistake and get this out of the way.
TOPIC 3: END OF AN ERA?
As Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approves a budget, there will likely be cuts in public safety programs.
Yael writes that the police and fire departments have been shielded from reductions historically, but this year will be different.
TOPIC 4: HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH.
The U.S. Supreme Court has just finished three days of hearings on the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called “Obamacare.”