Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SHOCK!!! COMBAT ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM STRIPPED AWAY FROM EXEC FRANK WHITE AS LEGISLATURE PREPARES TO OVERRIDE BUDGET VETO!!!



It has been a hard candy holiday season for Jackson County Executive Frank White as the Legislature has now unified against him and effectively made him powerless.

To wit . . .

COMBAT STRIPPED AWAY FROM THE COUNTY EXEC IS A SLAP IN THE FACE FROM WHICH FRANK WHITE'S POLITICAL CAREER MIGHT NEVER RECOVER!!!

Yes, there are pleasantries about the origins of the program but ultimately this was a debate wherein the Exec White was resoundingly defeated.



Earlier this year our blog community reported the behind the scenes deets of the staffing drama and the argument over a new director for the program.

In the ensuing fight, blocked appointments and failed behind the scenes negotiations thwarted the Exec and his staff.

But it gets worse . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS: TODAY THE LEGISLATURE AGREED TO OPPOSE EXEC WHITE ON THE BUDGET!!!

Here's background on that hot mess dutifully previewed by The Examiner . . .

"White proposed a $314.81 million budget in mid-November, but legislators have raised concerns about moving around money for the Sheriff’s Office, reduced funding for outside agencies and where the money is coming from to raise the pay of jail guards. Legislators also have spoken in favor of retaining the Constructing Futures program to help homeless families, a program that White’s budget appears to have zeroed out.

"Also on Monday, legislators voted to move the county’s anti-drug and anti-violence program, Combat, into the prosecutor’s office and out of White’s office. As county executive he would still appoint the members of the Combat board, but County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker would be responsible for running the $22-million-a-year program."

Again, we previewed this fight back in November and Courthouse Insiders were proven completely correct in their analysis of the December budget impasse.

And so . . .



Jackson County Executive Frank White now confronts a holiday season in which his authority is severely limited, he is at odds with a legislature unified against him and approaching an upcoming election where his baseball legend is overshadowed by overwhelming opposition during his first year in office.

Developing . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

They might be doing Frank a favor in taking Combat away from him, given the current rate of violence he can wash his hands of this issue and put the blame back on the prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

Just take everything away from him, he is incompetent

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter who gets COMBAT. It is worthless. It won't do any better with the prosecutor's office being in charge of it. Our prosecutor is a stupid worthless bitch, Jean Petersucker Baker. Jean Petersucker Baker is the weakest prosecutor ever.

Damon said...

Frank should be disqualified for running for reelection based on his performance and how he has mishandled the jail.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Wrong. Outright obstruction and a good reason to vote out the Legislature.

Anonymous said...

if i was frank i would just sit back and let those assholes run things and draw my pay check and retire when my term was up and live on my fat retirement
sounds like they aren't going to let him do anything anyway

Anonymous said...

Yes, say what you will, but COMBAT has certainly paid out some nice fat salaries for those with the proper political connections over the years, hasn't it?

Super Dave said...

22 million for what? A whole lot of nothing is what that 22 million will buy.

Anonymous said...

Now take the jail away from Frank White. Then cut his pay accordingly.

Anonymous said...

6:46 Are you kidding? That has been Frank's plan from the start. He's only in it for the money. He is just a "celebrity," posing for pictures and collecting a fat check from the taxpayers.

Greedo said...

+100 on Super Dave and @7:46.

Anonymous said...

The big battle's going to be over the budget. I hope the Legislatures stick it to Frank. I couldn't believe it when I read about his chief of staff making $140K. Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:46 Something about Frank White getting this job in the first place and now wanting to keep it really smells hinky. I hear he's got money troubles and he's the guy Crooked Mike Sanders wanted replacing him as County Executive... Instead of somebody who knew what the heck they were doing.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Tony delete my comment.

Anonymous said...

Tony, just delete all of Byron Funkhouser's comments.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I think he should delete all of the comments by anonymous cowards.

Anyone who's afraid of signing his comments doesn't deserve to have his voice heard.

After all, that's what public restroom walls are for.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I made a comment after Damon's. There was no reason to do it. I simply pointed out that no one has the authority to bar some one from running for public office. Perhaps, it's because he thought I was sticking up for Frank, which I wasn't, I was just pointing out how stupid Damon's comment was.

Anonymous said...

Byron, you deserve all of the hatred on this blog you get. Shame on your for trying to hijack every thread. Squitiro was right about you. Said that you were sad on and had to suck the toes.

Go away, we are done with you.

Anonymous said...

Bryon, you have shamed yourself. Disgusting. Get out of here, be gone with your disgraceful ways. YOu are not contributing to the conversation. You are a troll. You are the worst kind of person. Get lost you fucking bum.

Anonymous said...

I like Byron, but not as much as Frank White.

Anonymous said...

Only in Missouri do you have to pass a special tax for basic law enforcement and road repair white maintaining multi million dollar football stadiums. What the fuck is wrong with people in this state?