Thursday, January 24, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! COURTHOUSE WORKERS DENIED OVERDUE PAY RAISE THANKS TO JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!
The outset of 2019 finds government workers throughout Kansas City in the midst of harsh economic times. In Jackson County, employees on the low end of the pay scale struggle to pay their bills and many of them qualify for public assistance.
Accordingly . . .
IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE BUDGET DEBATE, EXEC FRANK WHITE WORKED TO DENY JACKSON COUNTY EMPLOYEES A DESPERATELY NEEDED COST OF LIVING PAY INCREASE!!!
Here's the word . . .
"Just like the President, he's holding these people hostage because of his own political problems. Some of the workers at the County really needed that pay bump and they haven't had a raise for years. Considering the worsening economy, it was a shame to see Frank forget about the employees."
While few would categorize Exec White as a fiscal hawk, the cash crunch at the Courthouse which prevented any pay increases is for real. Now that the Exec is no long in control of the COMBAT Anti-Drug tax - Money is tight. The Exec has his own staff to pay and Caleb's nice truck continues to irk insiders. Even worse, the continued crisis at the jail will only get more expensive as time goes on . . . Combine all of these big money troubles with continued difficulty collecting property taxes and the motive for the controversial cheapskate move becomes clearer.
You decide . . .