KCMO PRE-K SALES TAX DEFEATED!!!



Bright side for tonight's vote and a sign that Kansas City taxpayers from across the spectrum of demographic and partisan lines are capable of working together in order to REJECT a bad idea.

Schools & teachers hated this plan.

Neighborhoods & tax fighters united in their opposition.

Most of the politicos running for office also opposed this effort for fear of angering their constituents.

Check the links: 

KCUR: Kansas City Voters Listen To School Superintendents, Rejecting Pre-K Sales Tax

KSHB: Voters turn down KCMO pre-K sales tax

KMBC: Kansas City voters overwhelmingly rejected a call to raise the sales tax for citywide pre-K education.

Before you start celebrating, remember there's a $500-MILLION secretive school bond issue on deck and a great deal of the opposition tonight didn't want to risk the bigger cash request coming before voters which TKC reported FIRST.

Developing . . .

Comments

  1. Finally, some good news.

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  2. This was one of the worst taxes I've seen. Can't believe they would even try some garbage like this. Glad it went down in flames.

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  3. Eye votd know aginst th tacks. Eye m a grajewit ov KCPS.

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  4. ^^^^ We have a winner for best comment of the day!

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  5. What a turd of an election. Nothing but turds in this vote. I like that the stations spent about 5 minutes on it. Nothing more.

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  6. KC shot itself in the foot today. We had a chance to spend money on schools and teachers but instead we're going to fix buildings. That is a shame.

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  7. ^^^ Sly shill.

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  8. Finally, Kansas City voters showed some good sense and financial responsibility. This should have never been on the ballot.

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  9. NO means NO.

    Glad this went down in flames. Looking forward to more taxes shot down by voters at the ballot box.

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  10. Attempt at too much taxing, masquerading as "teach the tots" , got TOSSED!!!4/2/19, 11:54 PM

    Magic BowTie's Pre-K Ponzi FUBAR flunked!!!

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  11. No wonder KCMO is such a train wreck. It’s only taken them eight years to give Sly the middle finger. Better late than never I guess.

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  12. The only truly great thing the taxpayers have done in this election, voted this scam down, resoundingly, sLIE looked like he was drunk and crying.

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  13. Censored Taxpayer4/3/19, 8:15 AM

    The city will ignore this vote the same as they did for the failed fair weather toy train.

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  14. ^^^^^My thoughts exactly. When has the will of the voters kept the council from doing what it wants anyway?

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  15. The Pre-K tax was too obviously a scam even for Kansas City voters. Still it lost not for the most cogent reason (pre-k has not been shown to have a lasting beneficial effect) but because the tax would be regressive. I suppose if James could have found some way to make only higher income households pay for it, voters would have bought into this dog of a proposal.

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