Missouri Republican Kansas City Police Funding Increase Moves Forward

Progress report on Missouri legislation that pushes back against KCMO leaders attempting to create a sketchy slush fun . . . 

Don't worry . . . There's an expensive lawsuit in the works against this legislation as well.

Here are the basics . . .

HB 1986 filed by Rep. Chris Brown of Kansas City and HB 1994 from Rep. Doug Richey of Excelsior Springs both aim to increase funding for KCPD by raising the percentage of general revenue Kansas City is required to dedicate to the Kansas City Board of Police from 20% to 25%, according to the release.

The legislation was filed after over $42 million was reallocated from the Kansas City Police Department to a Community Services fund last May.

In September, a judge ruled that the reallocation from Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas and KCMO city council violated state law.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

2 bills to increase funding for KCPD pass out of House Committee on Public Safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two bills aiming to increase funding for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department were signed by the Missouri House Committee on Public Safety Tuesday, according to a release from the Missouri House of Representative. The release stated that the bills were signed to stop "political maneuverings that have been used to defund law enforcement in Kansas City."