Tonight we learn that American politics has become so toxic that locals can't even approve funds for a sleepy local library without bitter feuding.
Check this glimpse at the situation . . .
After the budget failed by a 6-6 vote, the board's president assured the public all 34 Mid-Continent Public Libraries in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties will remain open.
Community members let the board know they aren't happy as the budget battle dragged on into the 11th hour.
"You've already pushed out an excellent director. Don't destroy for many of us what's the pride and joy in this community," Lori Green told the board.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Mid Continent Public Library's Board of Trustees won't meet a deadline to pass a budget for next fiscal year starting July 1. The board failed to pass a $84.5 million budget Tuesday.