Kansas City earnings tax ubiquity should be obvious to most of us in the metro but it deserves a bit of consideration as the fallout of EVOLVING residency requirements takes hold . . .

Here's a quick overview . . .

Even though KCPD workers, law enforcement and civilian, no longer must live in Missouri, they'd still have to pay the earnings tax the city takes because they work in Kansas City, Missouri.

"I think the whole point of this thing though is to get more officers and to get more recruits," Commissioner Dawn Cramer said during Tuesday's meeting. "This opens up Wyandotte County, which we're talking about we want more diversified officers, that would give us a pool of another 35,000 of black African Americans and about 49,000 of Hispanics, which I think is crucial."

Retiring Police Chief Rick Smith said he thinks allowing workers to live on both sides of state line will help with recruiting, too.

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Where you can live differs between Kansas City and KCPD workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, can now live in Kansas, but other workers in the city must live in Kansas City, Missouri, proper. Mayor Quinton Lucas was the only one of the five Board of Police Commissioners who didn't support allowing KCPD workers to live in Kansas.