Business and Government

Fed Beige Book: CRE Loan Demand Declines Due to Costs

Posted May 30, 2024 The Federal Reserve Board released the Beige Book for May indicating moderate growth in the Tenth District and banks anticipate diminishing demand for commercial real estate loans. The Tenth District, or the Federal Reserve Bank of… more

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Vetoes Bipartisan Tax Cut Plan

Posted May 17, 2024 Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a bipartisan tax cut package from Kansas state legislators following her promise to call a special session if lawmakers didn't pass a plan she would sign. She kept her promise. “I… more

KC United Presents Gun Violence Reduction Action Plan Final Draft at Follow-Up Meeting

Posted April 22, 2024 Kansas City organizations and nonprofit leaders gathered at the second part of KC United for Safety to discuss the updated action plan to reduce gun violence. Last month, elected officials, law enforcement and community organizations attended… more

Raymore Approves $3.7M Settlement, Blocks Landfill Bordering KC

Posted April 16, 2024 The Raymore City Council unanimously approved a $3.73 million settlement Monday that would stop a proposed landfill and acquire land from the developer. The settlement includes paying developer, KC Recycle & Waste Solutions, $3.73 million to… more

Missouri AG Files Lawsuit Against President Biden, Department of Education’s SAVE Plan

Posted April 11, 2024 Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, joined by attorneys general from six other states, has filed a lawsuit against President Biden and the U.S. Department of Education, challenging the administration’s student loan forgiveness plan. Bailey, a Republican,… more

Jackson County Shuts Down IT System Following Potential Cyber Attack

Posted April 2, 2024 Updated at 1:13 p.m., April 2, 2024 Jackson County officials have shut down computer systems for some offices due to increasing system disruptions and the potential threat of a ransomware attack. Early indications suggest operational inconsistencies… more

UG Names Dr. Shelley Temple Kneuvean as CFO, 30 Years of Experience

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City announced it has hired Dr. Shelley Temple Kneuvean as Chief Financial Officer, effective later in March. Kneuvean brings over 30 years of executive experience in the UG to the role. Since… more

Super Bowl Rally Shooting Caused by Dispute, 23 Gunshot Victims, One Dead

Posted February 15, 2024 Updated 2:27 p.m. February 15, 2024  Kansas City police say the shooting that took place after the conclusion of the Super Bowl rally, which led to 23 victims injured, was caused by a dispute. Kansas City… more

H&R Block CFO Tony Bowen Announces Retirement

Posted February 8, 2024 H&R Block announced chief financial officer Tony Bowen will retire from the company and will remain at the company into September of 2024. “Tony has been a tremendous partner during our transformation and instrumental in guiding… more

Survey: KC Fed Reports Steady Services Activity for January

Posted February 1, 2024 The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released its January Services Survey, showing flat services activity and slow-growing selling prices in the Tenth District. The month-over-month services composite index, a weighted average of revenue and sales,… more