Monday, July 22, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS FEAR JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX CRISIS ALLOWS MISSOURI GOP OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN TRACTION INSIDE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOMINATED KANSAS CITY METRO!!!
The consequences of the most hard-fought Kansas City tax debate in a generation have opened the door to a partisan debate that reaches across Missouri.
To wit . . .
DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS WARN THAT MISSOURI REPUBLICAN INFLUENCE THREATENS JACKSON COUNTY AND THE KANSAS CITY METRO AS THE PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT CRISIS WORSENS!!!
First here's context for the discussion and a news items that was mostly overlooked . . .
KCTV5: State committee forms to find property tax solution following concerns in Jackson County
A special committee made up of 10 representatives has been formed to address the property tax concerns of homeowners across the state.
Jackson County homeowners have been outraged at sky-high assessments. Some homeowners have seen a 450% increase on their homes.
State Representative Robert Sauls from Independence said a solution must come from the state level to protect and help all taxpayers. There is absolutely a willingness among state leaders to step in and solve this problem.
Other members include mostly GOP members:
Rep. J. Eggleston (R) Maysville, MO
Rep. Mike McGirl (R) Potosi, MO
Rep. Steve Butz (D) St. Louis, MO
Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R) St. Peters, MO
Rep. Jeff Coleman (R) Grain Valley, MO
Rep. Jim Murphy (R) St. Louis, MO
Rep. Chrissy Sommer (R) St. Charles, MO
Rep. Jered Taylor (R) Republic, MO
Rep. Barbara Washington (D) Kansas City, MO
Now, perspective from locals who understand the statewide implications . . .
"If the State Of Missouri is forced to step in and solve this problem, then what we've seen is a total mishandling of this situation from Executive Frank White. What's worse is that it would open the door to Jackson County for Republican to start making gains."
Insider hot take into geopolitics . . .
"Already we've seen that Eastern Jack isn't as dedicated to partisan influence or voting a straight party ticket . . . In fact, most voters are becoming more Independent, they pick and choose candidates and overall this is bad news for Jackson County & Missouri Democrats who might have an opportunity to make gains in 2020."
Back to the Courthouse . . .
"A takeover by the State is proof that the Jackson County Executive can't do his job. It also gives into the old Republican talking point that Democrats can't run local government. The only thing that might save this mess is our charter . . . But voters looking past the Courthouse and going to the (Republican dominated) State for help should set off alarms because it threatens to weaken the biggest Democratic stronghold in Missouri."
Developing . . .