Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Final day to order lobsters benefitting SM East International Club. The order period for the SM East International Club’s annual lobster fundraiser closes at noon today. Live lobsters will arrive to be picked up Saturday, Oct. 17 in front of the SM East gymnasium. Funds from the sale go to help provide scholarships to SM East students who study abroad and to assist SM East families who host exchange students. You can still submit your order here.

Bollier talks education, low state revenue on latest edition of Statehouse Blend. Mission Hills Rep. Barbara Bollier was back on KCUR’s Statehouse Blend this weekend to discuss the hottest issues facing the Kansas legislature, including education financing and the state’s continued poor revenues. [Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier — Statehouse Blend]

Kansas Hospital Association President urges KanCare expansion. In response to a recent communication from Governor Brownback’s office regarding its opposition to Medicaid expansion in Kansas, the president of the Kansas Hospital Association has issued a letter urging the expansion of the KanCare program to save money, protect people with disabilities and keep the population healthier.  The full letter was shared with the Shawnee Mission Health Foundation Board of which former Mission Mayor Laura McConwell is a member.

Roeland Park City Administrator starts today.  Keith Moody, who has most recently been the city administrator in Harrisonvile, Mo., starts his new job today as city administrator in Roeland Park. Moody was hired by the city council on Sept. 10.

Rep. Yoder faces ethics charge alleging pay-for-play with payday loan industry. The Campaign for Accountability, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit, has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, who represents northeast Johnson County, and 10 other members of Congress for allegedly accepting campaign donations from the payday loan industry in exchange for support of a bill that would have diminished oversight of payday lenders. [Ethics complaint against Rep. Kevin Yoder alleges pay-for-play with payday loan industry — Topeka Capital-Journal]

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