We’ll discuss Yael’s column about Walmart and some of the controversies surrounding the retail giant in the metro area. We can also discuss the ongoing issues caused for smaller “mom and pop” style businesses when they try to compete with giant national stores.
TANTAMOUNT TO ELECTION?
The only two mayors to serve in Kansas City, Kansas, since the formation of the Unified Government have jointly announced their support for Mark Holland in the upcoming mayoral primary. The obvious assumption is this will be a great asset to his campaign. But is it possible there is also be a down side?
WHAT’S IN A WORD?
Writing about the Kansas school finance issue, Star columnist Tom McClanahan takes issue with the word “suitable” in the state constitution. Suitable precedes “provision” and refers to the “finance” of public education. McClanahan wonders about the efficacy of the term and how ” suitable provision” can be adequately defined. Some legislators are hoping to stop the state courts from making that judgment and are attempting to make certain that future decisions will rest with the legislative and executive branches. A state court recently ruled (as did the state Supreme Court in 2005) that the current level of funding is inadequate.
STATE OF THE UNION
This will be a general discussion of the president’s Tuesday evening speech and the Republican response.
ROASTS AND TOASTS