THIS WEEK: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
STATE OF CITY: A Mayor’s state of the city address is normally a routine affair. Not so this week in Kansas City for Mayor Sly James. The Mayor makes national news as a man bolts on stage and interrupts his annual address and then is wrestled to the ground by the Mayor’s security detail.
QUESTION #1:THE HEALTH TAX: The countdown to local Election Day begins with a look at the three issues on the citywide ballot in KCMO. Among the decisions voters will be asked to make is whether to approve a renewal of a health tax that assists the medically indigent.
QUESTION #2: CONVENTION TAX CHANGE: Voters are also being asked on April 2nd, whether to tax non-profit conventions in Kansas City. Apparently, unlike every other city in Missouri, Kansas City exempts non-profit conventions from paying the city’s convention tax, costing the city millions of dollars each year.
QUESTION #3: Shall the city be barred from funding, financing or subsidizing facilities involved in the production, assembling or refurbishing of nuclear weapons or their component parts?
EXPANDING THE SCHOOL YEAR: Did you know that Kansas has one of the longest school years in the nation? And that Missouri has one of the shortest school years in the country? That doesn’t sit well with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon who’s pushing a grand plan to extend the school year. KCPT special correspondent Sam Zeff has a closer look.
Kansas City Star
NEXT WEEK: Wyandotte County Mayor’s Debate
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm