Sorry, I'm slow on the uptake sometimes . . .
I'm beginning to realize that Mayor Q might not be as brilliant as his fans & followers contend.
Back when he first came on the scene my old friend Steve Glorioso sung the guys praises for hours upon hours . . . Sadly, Glorioso is busy pushing up daisies now and can no longer trumpet the genius of our current Mayor.
To wit . . .
MAYOR Q PROMISES TO FIGHT THE WILL OF MISSOURI VOTERS ALL OVER AGAIN AT THE OUTSET OF A LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR POLICE FUNDING!!!
Remember . . .
Moreover . . .
Here's the thing that I don't understand and I need a legal genius to explain it to me . . .
How is a Missouri vote on police funding "taxation without representation" when, in fact, KC residents pay Missouri taxes AND Missouri state revenue helps, in part, to fund KCMO???
The answer seems obvious to me but I'm always willing to listen to a good fairy tale.
Here's more of the story . . .
If the measure is approved by voters in November, Kansas City would be required to allocate a minimum of 25% of its general fund each year to the KCPD.
The hyperlocal angle . . .
Mayor Quinton Lucas said the bill violates the state constitution and will be challenged in court.
“Thankfully, the women and men of the Kansas City Police Department are above partisan stunts,” he said. “I wish our state legislators and state appointees would follow their lead when it comes to the safety of our families.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill Monday increasing the minimum funding requirement for the Kansas City Police Department. The bill, introduced by Republican state Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, whose district includes Parkville, requires Kansas City to increase its general revenue allocation to the KCPD from 20% to 25% every year.