Tuesday, January 30, 2018
TKC TONIGHT: WILL PREZ TRUMP MAKE KANSAS CITY GREAT AGAIN AMID STATE OF THE UNION 2018???
The nation prepares to watch Prez Trump's remarks . . . As usual, our blog community only wonders what's in it for us . . .
Of Kansas City concern . . .
- Locals hope for more talk on the long overdue infrastructure bill that was promised. From both sides of the aisle locals await this fed funding so that Kansas City doesn't have to spend all of the GO Bond cash to pay our share for Broadway Buck O'Neil Bridge repair.
- Some streetcar supporters still hold out hope for Tiger Grants as the toy train has been stalled by a lack of interest from D.C. at the conclusion of the Prez Obama Administration.
- The ongoing Dreamer nightmare continues . . . Throughout the nation and in KC, there's a guessing game about the Wall & DACA . . . Despite overwhelming right-wing support, The Prez has bounced around on his stance in the past few weeks and tonight may (or may not) provide a definite answer.
We'll talk about it later but we're posting the LOCAL preview so that finicky Kansas City denizens won't be distracted by national news outlets that couldn't care less about our hometown.
Check the links . . .
NPR: Confrontational Mood Grips Capitol Hill Ahead Of Trump's Speech
Fox News: Trump to proclaim ‘New American Moment’ in State of the Union address
KCTV5: Widow of man killed in Austin's Bar & Grill shooting invited to State of the Union Address
Huff Post: GOP Congressman Calls For Undocumented SOTU Guests To Be Arrested On The Spot
The Hill: Dem lawmaker bringing 'Dreamer' to SOTU: You'll have to 'break my bones' before threatening my guest
Vox: He’s unpopular, under investigation, and facing tough legislative and electoral battles ahead.
New York Times: Before Trump’s Speech, a Chaotic White House Follows Tradition
You decide . . .