TOPIC 1: TALK TO THE ANIMALS.
A petition drive is underway in an effort to put a sales tax issue on the November ballot. The 1/8 cent tax would go to improve the Kansas City Zoo. The counties involved are Jackson, Clay, Platte and Cass.
TOPIC 2: PEEVED OVER PENSIONS.
The Kansas City Firefighters’ Union is not happy with the council’s decision to give only partial credit to former MAST ambulance employees who now work for the city. The dispute over the pension plan has been going on for more than a year.
TOPIC 3: “CLAIRE-I-FY.”
A conservative political action committee has unleashed a 50-thousand dollar radio advertising campaign in Missouri targeting incumbent senator McCaskill. Democrats say the reason is the weakness of her potential GOP adversaries in next year’s election cycle.
TOPIC 4: EN-GAY-GED.
Same-sex couples in New York state can begin planning their weddings as a result of action taken by the state legislature last weekend. New York became the sixth state to authorize gay marriage.