Promoters of Kansas City’s $800 million bond issue — which I support — have used deceptive mailers to sell people on voting for the important projects next Tuesday. And Mayor Sly James wrongly went along for the ride.
Freedom Inc. has had a fair amount of influence in elections in Kansas City’s mostly black urban core neighborhoods for decades.
History shows Kansas Citians love to approve new sales taxes. But they should vote “NO” on the latest one facing them on the April 4 ballot.
Kansas City voters will be asked on April 4 to approve $800 million in general obligation bonds over the next 20 years.
It’s a big ask requiring property tax increases. It’s also worth voter approval.
I have always believed that endorsements were made to support good people and good causes — not to try to pick winners.
With that in mind, how did I do in making more than 50 recommendations for Yael on the Trail posts in the 2016 Election?
Remember when Gov. Sam Brownback’s office repeatedly said he wasn’t going to get involved in the battle over whether to retain four Kansas Supreme Court justices he doesn’t politically agree with?
Election Day brought the news that it appears Brownback lied.
Election 2016 is almost over! So are you ready to vote Tuesday?
Here’s your last-minute opportunity to read about most of the issues on the ballots in Missouri and Kansas.
Below are all local 28 posts I have written about the 2016 elections on Yael on the Trail. They include information — and endorsements — on the best candidates to beat back Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas; cigarette taxes in Missouri; Supreme Court justice retention races in Kansas; the three questions in Kansas City; and much more.
Here is a list of many of the most important contested Missouri, Kansas City and Jackson County contests that voters will see on Tuesday. My endorsements are in bold.
Here is a list of many of the most important, contested national, Kansas and county races that Johnson County voters will see on Tuesday. My endorsements are in bold.
(The sample ballot for Missouri, Jackson County and Kansas City can be found here.)
If you need more information on any of these contests, please click on this link taking you to the endorsements page for Yael on the Trail.
Kansas Citians face three questions on the city portion of their long ballots on Tuesday.