Friday, December 06, 2019

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings



This was an important week in the local discourse and right now we share a glimpse at the winners. Take a peek:

WADDELL & REED EARN MILLIONS FOR DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY MOVE!!!


Quickly in and out of the news, the company garnered $140-MILLION worth taxpayer incentives and restarted the economic border war between Missouri vs. Kansas.

Their victory might not be as captivating as cultural war battling BUT the cash prize offers a glimpse at who REALLY runs this town.

KC Tentants Pushed Forward Bill Of Rights


On the other side of the spectrum, these protesters made just a bit of progress on their eternal fight against the rent and landlords.

Clay Chastain Runs For Congress???


Conservative talker Pete Mundo has a great interview with Clay Chastain about his run for Congress and all topics Kansas City as this longtime petitioner considers another bid for office.

Honky-Tonk Station Wins The Chiefs


This week the Kansas City Chiefs announced that 106.5 The Wolf will be the new flagship station of the Chiefs Radio Network beginning in February. It's a bold move that offers another hint at cowtown demographics and pro-football as a local niche market.

Kansas City Freebie Transit Coming Soon


Discussion of freebie bus rides dominated this week as progressives enthusiastically endorsed the move whilst everybody else wondered how this town will pay for it.

And So . . .


As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Clay was really serious. He'd run for county executive!

Ren said...

Not such a bad suggestion. A lot of people would vote for him. He's got a lot of name recognition and it's time for a change at the County for sure. If he could actually run a decent campaign he has a much better shot there than against Cleaver. Turk has been trying for years and nothing.

Anonymous said...

The week when Kansas City finally turned to socialism. It took longer than I thought it would. KC actually really loves Bernie Sanders and his policies. This is what it actually looks like. A lot of people love it, I hope they fell the same when they have to pay for it in the end.

MooShu said...

^^^^ Are you talking about that corporate welfare too? Because Waddell and Reed took home way more than the bus.

Anonymous said...

+100

Hyperblogal said...

They city can't find $8 million for free bus service... how is it going to deal with the $700 million shortage in pension contributions?

Anonymous said...

10:59, BUT Waddell employees will be paying the earnings tax, eating lunch downtown and in other ways adding to the tax base and economy. Factor that into your calculations and get back with us whether it will result in a net gain or loss (and if a loss, whether it will be more than the free bus service will cost).

NicK said...

less landlords more public housing

Anonymous said...

Isn't residency a requirement?