TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN RUSS JOHNSON CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! MISSOURI TRANSIT TAX AND TOY TRAIN CAMPAIGN FINANCE HOT MESS EXPOSED BY AWESOME TIPSTERS!!!
Kansas City Councilman Russ Johnson has been whining about opposition to the toy train on social media lately . . .
Here's his latest:
Actually, we're pretty sure Council Dude Russ isn't talking to us . . .
But . . .
WE BROKE NEWS ON THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ROUTING MOST OF THE MISSOURI TRANSIT TAX MONEY THIS WEEK!!!
Here's a more formal write-up of our breaking news:
"The city is asking the Missouri Department of Transportation for $3 million a year from its tax – if it passes – to help fund the streetcar district. That would allow collection of only a total of one-cent additional sales tax in the new streetcar district – if it passes – instead of the 1¾ cent increase."
So, there you go . . . That's MODOT Tax Info AND Kansas City Toy Train news all in one post FIRST on TKC and before any other reporter bothers to fight with Council Dude Russ. Natch.