Ruckus is a lively roundtable about the big ticket issues that face our community today. Moderator Mike Shanin leads the ensemble of conservatives and liberals as they duke it out over whose view will stand.
TOPIC 1: PRIMARILY POINTLESS?
We’ll discuss Tuesday’s primary in Missouri and elsewhere and review the GOP race for president in general.
TOPIC 2: BRATTIN’S BACK!!
Missouri legislator Rick Brattin (of teaching Creationism alongside Evolution fame) is calling for legislation that would subject fellow lawmakers to random drug testing. Says Brattin: “I think we should live by the same standard we are asking others to live by. Our salaries are paid by taxpayers. So we should assure them we aren’t using the money on drugs.”
TOPIC 3: MORE THAN FOOD FOR DINNER?
An investigation is underway in Topeka regarding dinners at the Governor’s Mansion. There are allegations that state business is being transacted during the meals in violation of Open Meetings laws.
If federal funding is going to be accessible, it’s believed that Kansas City voters must pass two proposals before September. The goal is to create a “Downtown Development District.”