KCK Mayor Holland Starts Ruckus Tonight!!!
Tonight's return to the Kansas City discourse for the longstanding GOLD STANDARD political chat show offers a great many topics to consider.
Here's a rundown from the show in order to further discussion:
Governor calls special session to address unconstitutional school funding
The governor has called the legislature into a special session to deal with the State Supreme Court's order to equalize school funding. Failure to comply will, presumably, result in all Kansas K-12 public schools being closed on June 30th. At issue, according to the Kansas Attorney General, is about $40 million in a $4 billion budget. Is the school finance fight over principle, politics, both, or neither?
Competing transit plans seek to move forward streetcar expansion
On the heels of the streetcar's premiere, two new transit plans have surfaced. One is from Clay Chastain calling for a $2 billion light-rail plan. The other comes from the Regional Transit Alliance and seeks an extension of the streetcar line from Union Station to the Plaza and UMKC. The Chastain plan would be funded by a sales tax increase for 25 years; the Transit Alliance plan by a Transportation Development District, the approach taken for the starter line. Are you ready to see either or both of these plans moving forward?
Trump candidacy gives rise to supporters in name only
A new term is surfacing in political parlance---SINO, supporter in name only. It's being applied to Republicans who say they support Donald Trump's presidential bid, but refuse to defend his public policy positions. There's fear the Trump candidacy will have a toxic effect on Republicans running for state and federal offices. One writer says the best thing Republican candidates can do is "put a bag over your head" for the next five months. Is this good advice for Repulicans?
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You decide . . .