TOPIC 1: WHAT TIGHT BUDGET?
The Kansas City Council has approved a pay raise for firefighters ranging from 2-18 percent. Firefighters received no raises for the past two years. The Council vote was 11-1.
TOPIC 2: WHO’S ON FIRST?
Steve Kraske writes that Kansas re-districting might result in the third congressional district becoming part of the first, despite their vast dissimilarities.
TOPIC 3: POWER AND “WHITE” DISTRICT?
Blogger Tony Botello (Tony’s Kansas City) is calling for a boycott of the P&L District. Botello claims the method of collecting cover charges during certain weekend hours discriminates against minorities and the working poor. The ten-dollar cover for the “live” area can only be paid by debit or credit cards, not with cash.
TOPIC 4: SPECIAL(?) SESSION.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is calling a special legislative session for September. Among the ostensible reasons is to give Kansas City some additional tools to more effectively attract new business and industry.