Business and Government


Kansas taps HPE, Cerner for new Medicaid system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise last week announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had selected HPE to upgrade the state’s Medicaid Management Information System. As part of the $215 million contract, HPE will establish the Kansas Modular Medicaid System… more

Tax cuts hurt Moody’s rating of Kansas bonds

Moody's Investors Service says Kansas’ financial outlook is negative as a result of revenue shortfalls caused by the 2012 tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback. The rating service this week assigned a Aa3 rating to $49 million worth of… more

Grand Avenue Bridge Emergency Repairs Set

A nearly $3.5 million emergency contract has been awarded to Clarkson Construction Co. to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge in downtown Kansas City after stress fractures prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to immediately close the bridge on May 6.… more

KCI Interim Upgrades on the Way Soon

Aviation Director Pat Klein told the City Council Airport Committee last week that upgrades to the passenger experience, including improved Wi-Fi service and better seating in the terminals, is on its way soon. Klein's announcement came a few weeks after… more

Spirit Adds KC-Orlando Service

Spirit Airlines announced Thursday that the carrier would begin daily nonstop flights between Kansas City International Airport and Orlando International Airport starting Nov. 10. Flights will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft with 145 seats. “We’re pleased to see our… more

Nixon makes cuts to balance 2017 budget

Gov. Jay Nixon took action this week to balance the Fiscal Year 2017 budget by restricting $115.5 million in new or increased spending, saying he was protecting key priorities including K-12 classrooms, higher education and services for Missourians with mental… more

Ingram’s 2016 Election Guide

Missouri Governor’s Race Takes Center Stage INGRAM’S PROVIDES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION In its obsession with Kansas politics in general and its Ahab-like pursuit of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in particular, The Kansas City Star—much… more

Roots of the Family Tree

The successful family-owned company has a special place in the world of business. The premise is simple enough: “My family is the most important thing to me, so why not spend every day with the people I love most, working… more

Getting to the Heart of the Tech Talent Challenge

Now’s the time for this region to get ahead of issues looming in the technology work force. Consider this: Just four years from now, in 2020, there will be 1.4 million open tech jobs for only 400,000 graduates, according to… more

‘The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers.’

Memorable, yes, but not exactly an accurate reflection on modern legal services.Shakespeare’s famous line, uttered by Dick the Butcher in “Henry VI”, has long been debated. Was it a lawyer-bashing proclamation of the ultimate obtainable utopia (imagine a world without… more