Monday, May 18, 2020
Kansas City Star Seyz Jackson County Exec Frank White 'Shameful' For Playing Politics With Federal Stimulus Cash
The newspaper offers far to many words to stress the OBVIOUS and something we pointed out earlier this morning . . .
Jackson County Executive Frank White has a no-good plan to politicize COVID-19 funds
Money line that targets a familiar pair . . .
"The real purpose of the delay is to force Lucas to seek funds through Schulte and James, two former City Hall figures who made no secret of their opposition to his election as mayor. Turning coronavirus funding into such a needless political spat is shameful.
“It’s really frustrating,” Lucas said Monday.
"County legislators could exercise their full authority to spend money by overruling the task force. White gave them that option on Monday, and they should take him up on the offer: The James-Schulte city-government-in-exile should not be the final word on the county’s coronavirus response budget."
KCTV5: KC officials fight for share of COVID-19 relief money
KMBC: City seeks $54.5 million of the nearly $123 million Jackson County received from CARES Act
Developing . . .