As inflation worries rise locals might be able to burn this cash in order to keep warm amid cold, harsh times.
Accordingly, this local conversation on the dearth of cash for Kansas City isn't very much fun and hopes for Prez Biden's COVID MONEY GIVEAWAY like everybody else.
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Kansas City councilwoman Katheryn Shields joins FOX4’s John Holt and The Kansas City Star’s Dave Helling this week to weigh in on steps the city is considering as it tries to cut millions in spending to balance its budget.
Shields believes the city council didn’t do enough before passing last year’s budget in March. She points out that COVID-19 was already sweeping the U.S. and Kansas City was facing a pandemic. According to Shields, with unemployment spiking and businesses closing, there were already signs that revenues were going to suffer.
“Our budget director assured me that we were not going to be impacted seriously by this COVID. It just wasn’t going to be that serious. We did not need to make any adjustments to the budget we passed last spring,” Shields said. “Of course that turned out to be wrong.”
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