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Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
3:29 PM CST on February 18, 2019
Expires:
9:00 AM CST on February 20, 2019
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Monday 10%
High 27° / Low 19°
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Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
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Tuesday 20%
High 32° / Low 29°
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Cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 32F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday 20%
High 37° / Low 19°
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Cloudy. High 37F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 42° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 42F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 20%
High 46° / Low 40°
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 46F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 80%
High 47° / Low 29°
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Cloudy with periods of rain. High 47F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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Sunday 0%
High 40° / Low 23°
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Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High near 40F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 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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