This morning Kansas City's 12th & Oak honcho restarts the police funding argument that he, basically, lost last year. 

This time around . . . He'll be debating the Hancock Amendment with Missouri politicos and arguing against a funding increase for KCPD. 

It's a bad look but probably better that he get this out of the way before election season really gets going. 

A few things to consider . . .

- The newspaper noted the Hancock funding issue earlier in the year and insiders aren't sure the argument will stand up. In the end, this is all up to a judge's interpretation of how the law applies.

- All of this might be a moot point given a police funding increase ballot initiative that'll soon confront Missouri voters. 

- Again . . . Advocating against more cash for police isn't a good look . . . Especially when that argument hinges on a legal technicality. 

Here's the mayor's main point . . .

“The radical legislation provides no pay guarantees for our officers, will not hire a single police officer, and ignores the will and importance of Kansas City taxpayers, instead attempting to politicize policing in Kansas City at a time we sorely need bipartisan solutions to violent crime," Lucas said.

The mayor's office indicates it will file the lawsuit Wednesday morning.

“We will take all steps necessary to oppose the statewide tax increase amendment applying only to Kansas Citians and to stand up for the rights of our taxpayers, and we will continue to work locally with our police department to build a safer Kansas City," Lucas said.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

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