Money line on this hot mess continued that continues to grow worse . . .
The COMBAT audit is expected to cost $35,000 to $50,000, and the wider look at county operations is expected to cost $200,000 to $500,000.
That second estimate caught legislators’ attention. Legislator Scott Burnett, D-Kansas City, said officials had been told to expect a cost of about $175,000.
“I don’t want to spend half a million dollars on this, and I don’t think any of us anticipated that,” he said.