The Missouri Legislature's 2016 session has ended. What were two or three of the Republicans' biggest victories? How do Democrats assess what happened in Jefferson City?
Columnist Steve Rose is looking ahead to the 2018 gubernatorial election in Kansas. He considers Kris Kobach as the likely GOP nominee and, at the moment, sees no obvious Democratic candidate, with the possible exception of Paul Davis who ran in 2014. What do you think of Rose's analysis of GOP possibilities and is he right about limited Democratic options? the same kinds of questions for the panel. What would voters see as Kobach's strengths and liabilities? Could Democratic victories in this fall's state elections alter the potential lineup for 2018?
The American Royal is moving this year's "World Series of Bar-B-Q" to the Kansas Speedway, ostensibly to avoid a potential conflict between the Royal event and the baseball world series. Some see this as a prelude to a permanent American Royal move to Kansas City, Kansas. Governor Brownback has ensured that 'STAR" bonds could be used to accommodate the transition. The American Royal and Kansas City, Missouri, officials have been at odds over Kemper Arena, home of the American Royal. The Royal had wanted Kemper razed and a new complex built. The idea was rejected by city officials. Shortly after news of the move was announced, Kansas City released plans to turn Kemper Arena into a youth sports complex. Would a move to KCK be in the American Royal's best interest? What's the impact of Kansas City's decision to turn Kemper Arena into a youth sports complex? Would a permanent move matter to most Missouri-side residents? To city leaders? Was it a mistake to assume Kemper could survive once the Sprint Center was operational?
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