Another fight over the pandemic stimmy is underway at 12th & Oak and the only thing we know for sure is that most local taxpayers won't see any more money despite all of the political posturing.
Here's what's worse . . .
135 MILLION BUCK still won't fix the old & busted courthouse that's filled with hazardous material and was embarrassed earlier this year with a silly temporary A/C system FAIL.
Nevertheless, check the money line . . .
"Some legislators are pushing back, saying the millions in federal funds should help people with rent, hunger assistance and other problems brought on by the pandemic. A leader of a tenants' rights group called the move “out-of-touch.”"
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Jackson County executives want to use $136 million in federal pandemic-relief funds for a massive rehabilitation of the dilapidated county courthouse. County Manager Troy Schulte told legislators Monday that the first phase of a $255.4 million renovation to the downtown Kansas City building could be financed through funds the county received from the American Rescue Plan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some Jackson County executives are considering using $136 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help fund renovations at the county courthouse. County Manager Troy Schulte told legislators Monday that money from the American Rescue Plan could fund the first phase of a $255.4 million renovation of the courthouse in downtown Kansas City, KCUR reported.
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