Friday, May 19, 2017
KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!
A strong week and Kansas City politics might have been overshadowed by the President's struggle for control but that's no reason to ignore our local power players.
Take a look:
Congressman Cleaver Successfully Championed Prez Trump Investigation
The top ranking Democratic Party denizen in Kansas City was the strongest proponent of investigation of the Prez and, like it or not, his effort proved successful with the former FBI director set to testify against the Trump Administration.
Missouri Democratic Party Makes Progress
The Missouri super-minority earned significant wins this session simply by staying out of power and the limelight. First and foremost, the "circuit breaker" repeal was stifled and older Missouri residents won't confront higher bills. Meanwhile, Missouri Republicans confront a litany of questions over broken promises regarding ethics legislation and party in-fighting.
Councilman Lucas Leads Legal Review Of Mayor Sly's NO-BID Airport Scheme
Councilman Lucas was front and center in challenge to Mayor Sly's CORRUPT No-Bid plan to hand over the airport to Burns & Mac. The scheme is now stalled in legal review as Council works make the process more transparent and responsive to community concerns . . . Which will ultimately kill it given Kansas City's big biz distaste for Democracy.
And so . . .
Deadly Springtime for KCMO Continues . . .
There's gonna a sequel for the iconic movie classic as "Spring Break Forever" in Kansas City offers little respite for a town beleaguered by violence and corporate raiders.
As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.