Stephen Moore – co-architect of Brownback’s tax disaster – now a top Trump dunce

Stephen Moore, economist at The Heritage Foundation.

Stephen Moore, economist at The Heritage Foundation.

Stephen Moore was the co-architect with Arthur Laffer of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s 2012 income tax cuts. Now the leading economist for The Heritage Foundation is a top adviser for Donald Trump on his tax-cutting plan for America.

What could possibly go wrong (besides bankrupting the nation)?

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Suddenly, local control of Kansas City police finally looks possible

Kansas City police may be controlled by city officials, not state ones, in the future.

Kansas City police may be controlled by city officials, not state ones, in the future.

A proposed statewide petition has been filed to eventually give Kansas City control over the 2,000-member Police Department, now run by a governor-appointed board.

This should lead to a positive outcome for taxpayers, city officials and the police — if all the steps are done correctly.

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Investigations of police-involved shootings must be fair to victims – and cops

Jean Peters Baker needs to be closely involved in investigations of police-involved shootings, fatal or not.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker

A police-involved fatal shooting of a suspect last week in Kansas City will be investigated by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and a use of force committee she established.

“I’m going to take that one myself,” she told me this week. That is exactly what needs to happen.

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