Business and Government

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

Missouri State Auditor Finds Jackson County Assessment Process Unlawful

Posted December 21, 2023 Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick said up to 200,000 homeowners in Jackson County were victims of a flawed assessment process and urges homeowners to pay under protest. Fitzpatrick believes the failure of the Jackson County Assessment… more

ABA Warns President Biden on How Regulatory Initiatives Will Harm Banks

Posted December 21, 2023 Leaders at the American Bankers Association (ABA) are urging President Biden to take action against the large number of regulatory initiatives under consideration by banking regulators. ABA president and CEO Rob Nichols wrote a letter to… more

70% of KS Business Leaders Agree They Pay Too Much Taxes in 2023

Posted December 20, 2023 The Kansas Chamber released the 19th edition of its Annual Business Leaders Poll on Tuesday, which analyzes important issues 300 Kansas businesses faced this year. “Kansas job creators are looking for leadership and solutions that will… more

City of Independence to Buy $20M Vacant GEHA Building

Posted December 19, 2023 Independence hopes to enter a $20 million lease-purchase agreement for the vacant Government Employees Health Association Inc. building. The property is located at 20201 and 20221 E. Jackson Drive, off Interstate 70. The agreement would see… more

Jackson County Legislature Proposes Ordnance for Royals, Chiefs Sales Tax Extension

Posted December 15, 2023 The Jackson County Legislature plans to vote Monday on a ballot question to ask voters to extend the 3/8th-cent sales tax for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs. The vote will be regarding an ordinance to… more

Missouri Minimum Wage Will Increase Next Year

Posted November 30, 2023 The minimum wage in Missouri is increasing to $12.30 per hour for the next calendar year. Missouri’s new minimum wage will increase by $0.30 from the previous minimum wage of just $12.00 starting Jan. 1, 2024,… more

Fed Beige Book; Loan Demand Remaining ‘Tepid’ For November

Posted November 30, 2023 The Federal Reserve Board released its latest Beige Book report which shows Kansas City and the Tenth District’s economic activity declining slightly with loan demand remaining “tepid” across banks in the district. The Beige Book—a report… more