KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce officials announced the names of five civic leaders who will head the campaign to preserve Kansas City, Missouri's earnings tax yesterday at a Union Station news conference.
Kansas City, Mo. – While local election officials around Missouri verify authenticity of signatures on inititative petitions, there is an assumption the movement to repeal the Kansas City-St. Louis Earnings Tax will be on November's ballot. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports the campaign to repeal will focus much wider than the state's two biggest cities.
Voters in the big metro areas may or may not want the e tax to continue but the thrust will appeal to anti tax sentiments of rural and small town Missourians as well.
Kansas City, Mo. – Mayor Mark Funkhouser will fight efforts to repeal the Kansas City earnings' tax. The mayor has been mum on the issue until now.
Hizzoner concedes he has been slow and deliberative deciding his stance, as signature collectors have been gathering support for an earnings tax referendum, statewide. Today he brought members of organized labor and other petition opponents to his office.