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Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
3:22 AM CST on January 19, 2019
Expires:
9:00 AM CST on January 19, 2019
Overcast
Saturday 10%
High 23° / Low 8°
Overcast
Cloudy. Gusty winds this morning. Some blowing and drifting snow. High 23F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 30° / Low 20°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High around 30F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 10%
High 44° / Low 37°
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Cloudy. High 44F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Tuesday 60%
High 45° / Low 21°
Snow
A steady light rain in the morning transitioning to showers of rain and snow in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Clear
Wednesday 0%
High 37° / Low 27°
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 37° / Low 14°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 17° / Low 6°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 17F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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November 2018 Sample Ballot and editorial

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This ballot is huge and I will attempt to shed light on what the elements are.

Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and Proposition C all legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. What is not obvious is that amendment 3 sets up a monopoly for those that got it on the ballot. If you are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, I strongly suggest a YES on 2 and a no on 3.  There is nothing wrong with Proposition C, but I feel that Amendment 2 is better.

Constitutional Amendment 4,  is simple and self explanatory.

Proposition B raises the minimum wage a small amount each year until it eventually gets to $12 an hour. Nothing tricky and I personally support it.

Proposition D would raise the motor fuel tax to pay for roads and bridges. It would also help fund the Highway Patrol.  I strongly support this proposition. Missouri has had the same fixed amount of fuel tax since 1992. Gasoline may have tripled, paving cost may have tripled, but funding has stayed constant for over 25 years. We need to fix our roads and bridges.

The last 7 items on the ballot are all about changing the Jackson County Charter.  They all are extensive and the ballot fails to reflect all the changes they entail. I will try to post the complete text of the 7 changes in my next post.  These changes have united an unusual mixture of partisan, not partisan, business, and community groups in OPPOSITION to the changes. It is very seldom that I have seen the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson County Democratic Committee unite on political questions. These 7 items will decrease the power of the County Executive and increase the power of the County Legislators. It will give the Legislators about a 100% pay and pensions increase. The increase is hidden by basing it on a judges salary instead of a named amount. Question 7 bars any federal. state. or municipal elected official from running for county office. So the legislature wants to ensure that any State Legislator that is term limited out of office cannot run for the county legislature.

This is an attempt to increase power and pay by hiding it in with elements on the front of each proposal that may be more popular. A more honest approach would be to not group elements together, let each stand on its own merit and state openly how much of a pay and pension increase the legislators want.

Please vote NO on Jackson County Questions 1 through  7.

 

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