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Anti-incentive votes seem unlikely to make KC's April ballot

Jan 25, 2016, 2:13pm CST


The deadline for placing questions on Kansas City's April 5 election ballot is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Therefore, it seems unlikely that either of two April votes sought via recent petition drives will take place.

The petitions were submitted by citizens groups demanding that the Kansas City Council repeal incentives for two private development projects — a $310 million downtown convention hotel and a new Crossroads Arts District headquarters for architecture firm BNIM — or put the incentives to a public vote at the next city election.


Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.


Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.