Kansas City Police Funding Flex Ahead

And so the outcry to "defund the police" actually inspired a wave of legislative pushback and MORE MONEY for the po-po in the end . . . So much for the power of protest.

Here's a sneak peek at next week's Republican victory dance . . .

The legislation increases the percentage of the Kansas City, Missouri, city budget that must be allocated to the Kansas City Board of Police from one-fifth of the budget to one-fourth of the city’s general revenue.

Missouri Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R - Parkville) was the bill’s sponsor. Luetkemeyer has been outspoken about the bill ever since KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas led a council effort to change the way police department funds were allocated last year.

“It increases the mandatory funding threshold for the KCPD from 20% of the city's general revenue up to 25%, that 25% number is more reflective of the modern funding needs of the department and also the amount that the city has funded the department in recent decades,” Luetkemeyer said.

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to sign police funding bill Monday at KCPD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is scheduled to attend at least a pair of events next week he believes will increase the safety of Missourians. On Monday afternoon, June 27, the governor will sign SB 678 at the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Headquarters building downtown.