TOPIC 1: TEEN-FREE ZONE.
The new curfew ordinance took effect last weekend and there were no problems on the Country Club Plaza. In fact, the Plaza may well have been the safest public place in the area this past Friday and Saturday.
TOPIC 2: ATTACKS ON TAX.
Kansas Citians are taxed in a myriad of ways as an excellent Star editorial explained last weekend. To bring some order out of the chaos, the new mayor has appointed a 16-member panel to review municipal finance and make recommendations.
TOPIC 3: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE…THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME.
A new state report shows the Kansas City, Missouri, school district’s test scores fail to meet most of the state’s criteria. Some fear this will lead to the district’s loss of its provisional accreditation status.
TOPIC 4: KEEP YOUR MONEY!
Kansas Governor Brownback is rejecting a federal grant to help implement part of the new “Obamacare” legislation. Brownback says states need to prepare for fewer resources. Kansas applied for the grant before Brownback was inaugurated.