The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on Tuesday, December 21 that Jackson County, in coordination with Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Mid-America Regional Council has received $1.8 million in com...> MORE
As Presiding Judge of the 16th Circuit Court, W. Stephen Nixon has developed an excellent working relationship with Jackson County government, especially with regard to containing costs at the Courthouse. Although he will be retiring from the bench at yea...> MORE
Some of the players in the County Executive Golf Tournament held September 10 might not have had the best follow-throughs on their swings, but they sure did come through for Operation Breakthrough. Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders presented the $18,0...> MORE
The money raised through the Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax (COMBAT) is making a difference. During an October 16 public forum entitled "The Full Scope of Hope," COMBAT staff and representatives from various programs and agencies funded th...> MORE
In their very first game at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated their cross-state rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, 24-14. While Lenny Dawson was still taking snaps as the Chiefs quarterback, the real star that night -- August 12, 1972 -- wa...> MORE
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders had a surprise for Wayne and Jacqueline Scott and their 12-year-old daughter Symone: a key. The key to their new home.
The Scotts knew they were being considered possible recipients for a formerly vacant hous...
Upon becoming Jackson County Executive in 2007, Mike Sanders made financial oversight and accountability top priorities. According to the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) released during the County Legislative meeting Monday, August 9, Ja...> MORE
Jackson County voters approved a newly revised County Charter when they went to the polls August 3, 2010. The revised Charter takes effect August 23, 2010.
In March Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders appointed a task force to review the County C...> MORE
This past Saturday (July 31) marked one year since the Regional Correctional Center (RCC) opened for business, and that business -- detaining Kansas City municipal inmates -- has been brisk. Through July 27, the RCC has held an average of 133.5 inmates pe...> MORE
Jackson County voters made this possible: Major League Baseball's (MLB) All-Star Game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in 2012.
In April of 2006 voters approved remodeling the Jackson County-owned Truman Sports Complex, home to both Kauffman and Arro...> MORE
The Mizzou Center may be in Blue Springs, but the new facility will have an economic impact that goes well beyond that eastern Jackson County community's city limits.
"This represents an economic development triumph for Blue Springs, all of Jackso...> MORE
Renovations to help better maximize space at the Jackson County Detention Center are nearing completion. The sixth floor of the Detention Center's eight-story tower is being remodeled to better accommodate inmates classified as needing "medical/menta...> MORE
Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, chair of the Jackson County Charter Task Force, presented the panel's list of recommendations for changing the Charter to the County Legislature during its May 10 session. County Executive Mike Sanders appointed the Ta...> MORE
Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes intends to have "as public a process" as possible as she chairs a task force charged with reviewing the Jackson County Charter. County Executive Mike Sanders named Barnes chairperson during a news conference a...> MORE
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and County Legislator Bishop James D. Tindall (2nd District) announced the second project in the County's Constructing Futures program to a packed crowd of media and interested neighbors March 2 at the Vineyard Neighb...> MORE
UPDATE: January 28, 2010 -- The City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, passed an ordinance creating a legal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission of Kansas City, Missouri-Jackson County.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders released this statement:...> MORE