Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

The Election Results Are In

Posted on April 9, 2015

Thank you for Voting! The Election results are in for the 2015 spring primary and general elections.  The KCHBA would like to thank everyone who voted in the elections and supported pro-housing candidates.  Kansas City, Mi...

HBA-PAC Endorses Candidates for the 2015 Spring Primary and General Elections

Posted on April 6, 2015

The HBA’s Political Action Committee (HBA-PAC) endorsed several candidates competing in the 2015 spring primary and general elections on April 7.  HBA-PAC trustees gathered on several occasions this year to take a close lo...

KCHBA Comments on the City of Overland Park’s 2015 Design and Construction Standards Update

Posted on April 1, 2015

The KCHBA submitted comments to the City of Overland Park regarding the City’s proposed 2015 Design and Construction Standards update.  City staff has done excellent work to improve the standards and share its proposed cha...

Labor Shortage Task Force Meets with Students

Posted on March 26, 2015

KCHBA Labor Shortage Task Force Meets with 40 Students from Cass Career Center Members of the Labor Shortage Task Force, including Kevin Kirtley, K&E Flatwork, Richard Holtcamp, Bank of Blue Valley, and Jerry Ratway, Web...

KCHBA Submits Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Ambient Air Quality Standards

Posted on March 18, 2015

The KCHBA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone under the Clean Water Act.  NAHB and the KCHBA’s are...

KCHBA Members are “Bringing Housing Home”

Posted on March 12, 2015

KCHBA members met with Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (Kansas, 2nd District) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri, 5th District) for the National Association of Home Builder’s Bringing Housing Home™ 2015 Legislative Conf...

KC Water Services Proposes Regulatory Changes Effective May 1, 2015

Posted on March 10, 2015

The KC Water Services Department is hosting a briefing on Wednesday, March 11 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Brush Creek Conference Room (4800 E. 63rd St., KCMO, 2nd floor) to discuss regulatory changes that take effect on Ma...

Governor Brownback Reveals Proposed State Budget and Plan to Address Revenue Shortfall

Posted on January 21, 2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback revealed his budget proposal to address the $250 million shortfall in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and the projected $650 million shortfall in FY 2016.  With regard to tax policy, the Governor proposes...

KCHBA Board Approves 2015 Kansas and Missouri Legislative Agendas

Posted on December 17, 2014

The KCHBA’s Government Affairs Committee met this month to draft the 2015 Kansas and Missouri Legislative Agendas.  Committee Co-chairs Harold Phelps, Phelps Engineering, Inc., and Brenner Holland, Hunt Midwest Real Estate...

Open Dialogue with KCMO Planning and Development Dept. Leads to Improvements

Posted on December 3, 2014

On November 13, 2014, several Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) builders met with staff from the KCMO Planning and Development Department to discuss a list of building issues.  Topics included recent double inspections, the incre...