Ruckus: May 2, 2013
STEVE ROSE SITS IN FOR WOODY
GO AHEAD, BUTT IN
Steve writes in a recent column that he usually doesn’t “butt in” on issues across the state line. But he willing to make an exception when it comes to the KCI terminal debate.
“I” STAND FOR IRRITATING!
An area of I-35 near downtown Kansas City is reduced to two lanes of traffic in each direction because of a bridge replacement project. The construction is causing major traffic disruptions during rush-hour periods and when people are driving downtown for evening events. The work will continue until December 20th.
Gwen is a frequent presence on local media because of her work with the Urban League and her role as a civic leader. One of her most recent projects involves working with columnist Lewis Diuguid on articles examining the social and economic issues still facing the African-American community. Gwen prescribes a re-birth of housing, business and jobs in the 3rd and 5th districts as a way to improve the economic climate and create a new crop of black civic leaders for Kansas City.
Governor Brownback, often criticized for his conservatism, is now being accused of acting like a moderate in trying to preserve a sales tax destined to expire this summer. His often cooperative conservative colleagues in the legislature seem resistant to his entreaties. Brownback wants the sales tax revenues to offset losses caused by his and the legislature’s support of lower income taxes.
ROASTS AND TOASTS