Monday, February 18, 2019

Show-Me Kansas City Desperately Seeking For Missouri Payout For Local Venues

The KCMO event space funding game is tense given that our mayor has a rough relationship with Jeff City and the GOP dominated legislative body doesn't have any need to play nice. And so, taxpayer subsidy of billionaire sports owners, millionaire athletes and the good times of the upper-class might not be a priority for cash-strapped lawmakers. Take a look:

Missouri Legislature Weighs Whether To Extend State Funding For Truman Sports Complex, Bartle Hall

A Missouri House committee heard testimony Monday evening on a bill that would extend annual state appropriations for the Truman Sports Complex and the Kansas City Convention Center, better known as Bartle Hall. Without action from legislators, the funding expires this year.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let it expire.

Anonymous said...

We have more important things to pay for than a sports complex and little used convention center. sLIE caused this mess anyway.

Anonymous said...

Why in the heck to the State taxpayers or JackCo tax payers pay ANYTHING to a private org? Do the Chiefs profit share with the County as they're raking it in? Or are they just counting the additional DUI arrests during homegames as the tangible benefit?

Anonymous said...

What's to lose but Losers?

Anonymous said...

Is chasing after the convention business wise public policy? Seems like public dollars would do more for our city if put elsewhere e.g. street maintenance, infrastructure, hell even just cleaning up litter. "quality of life" notion ....

Thanks,
Radish