The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO is hosting a training event Wednesday, March 29 at IBEW 124, 303 E. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64114. Training will be provided for voter registration and signature gathering for a petition to put the anti-union “right to work” law on the ballot and let…

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NP Spotlight is a regular (weekly-ish) feature providing updates on local and statewide legislation and governance, links to significant information, and general news about Northland Progress. House narrowly approves charter school expansion, northland legislators split on the issue On Thursday morning, the Missouri House of Representatives narrowly approved a…

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On Tuesday, Representative Mark Ellebracht (D-Liberty) released a scathing letter to Senate President Ron Richard (R-Joplin), calling out Richard for his blatant engagement in “pay-to-play” politics. Last week, Rep. Ellebracht questioned Sen. Richard’s motives in pushing SB 5 (which would eviscerate consumer protection law in Missouri), to which Richard…

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NP Spotlight is a regular (weekly-ish) feature providing updates on local and statewide legislation and governance, links to significant information, and general news about Northland Progress. NP Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 28 – Cinder Block Brewery The first meeting for NP members is set for Tuesday, March 28…

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In its last weekly edition (before becoming a monthly magazine), KC-based indie paper The Pitch wrote about Northland Progress. Give it a read…and if you haven’t already, join NP and help us fight for progress.

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Charter school expansion bill moves quickly towards House vote The much-maligned HB 634 was passed out of both the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and Rules Committee this week, and is now headed to the House floor for debate. If passed, HB 634 would allow expansion of charter schools (currently…

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