Business and Government

St. Louis-based Moneta makes expansion to Kansas City

The opening of a Kansas City office for Moneta Group has been announced following the firm’s expansion from its St. Louis headquarters. Already a major player in the Kansas City market with an established list of clients from the area,… more

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

AP — A federal judge in California has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and suspended a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each state gets in Congress. On… more

In a Nutshell by Ken Herman

A Wall Street Journal front page article on August 18, 2020, was titled: The COVID Storm – China’s CDC Stumbled When It Mattered Most.  This article confirmed that the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control first learned about… more

Federal agents begin exit as Operation LeGend winds down

Kansas City-based Operation LeGend gained large momentum over the summer, gaining federal support for its efforts to reduce violent crime, and spreading to eight other cities in the country. As the operation winds down, federal agents brought into the Kansas… more

Kansas City, Mo. council looks to make more budget cuts

Another round of budget cuts will soon take place in Kansas City, Mo. to address a COVID-19-induced budget shortfall this year. This week, Kansas City, Mo. mayor Quinton Lucas said that the city is looking to make around $60 million… more

Audit of Jackson County finds over $2 million in contracts had no competitive bid

On Wednesday, a state audit of Jackson County government was released revealing $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years without being reevaluated, according to findings by Missouri State Auditor… more

Favorable ruling for local business owners over COVID-19 insurance coverage

A favorable ruling was secured for a Kansas City metro business regarding COVID-19 insurance, which had been denied pandemic-related business interruption coverage by their insurers, Owners Insurance Company. This lawsuit is the latest in a nationwide flood of insurance-related litigation… more

Two anti-crime bills signed by Gov. Parson Monday

On Monday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed two bills into law, House Bill 66 and House Bill 46. The signing of these two bills follows recent approval from the General Assembly House Bill 66 during a special session on violent… more

Coping with Covid: Kansas opens PPE stockpile to businesses

In Kansas, the largest personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile kept in a Topeka warehouse is now open to more than just counties. Recently, the state opened access to supplies to eligible businesses owned or operated in Kansas as the region… more

Missouri agricultural producers receive investment through grant program

An investment has been donated to Missouri agricultural producers through a grant program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Last week, the Trump Administration and USDA Rural Development State Director for Missouri, Jeff Case, announced $712,374 in grants will… more