Thursday, May 14, 2020
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY CORONAVIRUS COULD SPREAD IF CITY HALL DOESN'T GET FED CASH FROM COURTHOUSE!?!
A bold argument for cash assistance from City Hall leaders who seem increasingly desperate for Federal cash.
KMBC: KC still hasn't received federal money from Jackson County to fight COVID-19
Deets and money line:
Mayor Quinton Lucas said the money is key to fighting the virus.
"I think this money is very important for first responders. It is vital for increasing and enhancing our testing. There are contact tracing opportunities. That's why we keep working on it," Lucas said.
The state said the county can split the money with cities in its boundaries. They're also offering an agreement between the two. Part of it, assuring Jackson County it will not be on the hook for any misspending and that it will compensate and protect the county.
The city's health director said without the money, the city's containment efforts could fail.
"We will then spread the cases back into the rest of the metro area if we can't get support," said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City Health Department.
Developing . . .