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Wyandotte County, Kansas is considering sending out its own license tag renewal notices, since state is going to stop sending out notices.
The Director of Revenue, Debbie Pack says the Unified Government is considering the plan. Pack says the personal notifications would cost the city an additional $50,000.
Earlier this year, the Kansas Department of Revenue a bounced it was ending the practice.
Pack says that presents a big change for the 75,000 vehicle ow era in Wyandotte County.
“it’s huge,” said Pack.
The personalized notices were sent out to vehicle owners six weeks before the tag expired.
The notice provided detailed information including the cost of renewal.
The only county that issues their own renewal notices is Johnson County.
The notices are being replaced by postcard advising owners to contact the local DMV office for details.
Pack is among many county officials who think the change will lead to delays at the DMV.
” Our delinquencies will rise. We believe the calls to our phone will will rise dramatically. And the people walking through the door is going to increase dramatically,”said Pack
Lack says Wyandotte County will decide in the next two weeks if it will send out its own personal renewal notices.
The first wave of postcard notices is expected to be issued in mid July.
. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers are suing to challenge the authority of Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis Rams stadium over plans for a new one.
A group of six lawmakers filed a lawsuit Thursday in Cole County claiming Nixon is misusing taxpayer funds and violating state statutes as he pushes to replace the aging dome.
The hope is to keep the Rams in St. Louis or attract another team if owner Stan Kroenke moves the franchise to Los Angeles.
The lawsuit says the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority lacks authority to pay for plans or extend bond payments for a new stadium.
Nixon’s administration has said he can extend payments on the existing Edward Jones Dome without legislative approval, which some lawmakers dispute.
(AP) – A team has been formed to review the Missouri House’s intern policy in an effort to address a recent scandal when the former speaker resigned after admitting to exchanging sexually suggestive texts with a Capitol intern, Republican Speaker Todd Richardson said Wednesday.
Richardson, of Poplar Bluff, said he’s asked a working group conduct a “robust review” of current policy. The legislative intern handbook details how to report sexual or other forms of harassment and how those complaints are expected to be investigated. Texting or other forms of association with employees and lawmakers is not addressed.
The review comes amid increased national scrutiny of Missouri Capitol internship programs. Former House Speaker John Diehl, a Republican from Town and Country, resigned the last day of session May 15 after apologizing for texting with a 19-year-old intern.
Richardson, who was elected by the House to replace Diehl, said strengthening the current intern policy would be one of his top priorities after session ended.
Democratic and Republican House members, the House clerk’s staff, legislative researchers and others are involved in the review, Richardson said.
(AP) – A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation’s food supply while also providing a boost to the state’s economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback were among dozens of state and federal officials who were at the NBAF site at Kansas State University to mark a milestone for the project, which will feature the nation’s most secure animal disease research lab.
“NBAF addresses a serious vulnerability, that biological or agricultural threats could have a substantial effect on the food supply of this nation and have serious public health consequences,” Johnson said.