In The News
Last week, Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas District 3 toured Dentec Safety Specialists in Lenexa, a manufacturer that used federal funding to pivot their business from construction materials to needed medical supplies during the pandemic, according to a press release.
By Chris Oberholtz
U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids announced Friday that the Restaurant Revitalization Fund granted more than $46 million in pandemic relief aid to 165 small businesses in Kansas City.
By Shia Kapos
Women athletes have never been so inextricably linked to political discourse as they are today — speaking out on criminal justice reform, #MeToo, Senate races, publicity rights for their name, image and likeness (NIL), and inequalities in the NCAA.
By Leah Wankum
Downtown Overland Park could have looked vacant this summer.
By Heidi Schmidt and Tia Johnson
Families in Kansas and Missouri have started to receive child tax credit payments from the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan.
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) held a press conference on Monday to explain the expanded Child Tax Credit. New monthly payments begin reaching families’ bank accounts on Thursday.
The expanded Child Tax Credit will help Kansas families recover from the pandemic, according to U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist.
New monthly payments will begin reaching families’ bank accounts Thursday, and Rep. Davids and other officials shared resources for families to check their eligibility, track payments and update their information with the IRS.
Sharice Davids strolled through downtown Overland Park Friday afternoon — with an ice cream cone in hand — stopping to meet with local small business owners to hear their pandemic survival stories and how federal relief programs played a role.
Without federal aid from the American Rescue Plan, some Overland Park business owners said they wouldn’t have made it through the past year.
Federal money from a $715 billion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. House Thursday could make the project to expand U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park richer, if the measure survives an eventual Senate conference.
The prospective $15 million injection —plus a state match — is targeted specifically at the 167th Street interchange.