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State rescue for ATA shortfall “possible”

Prime Buzz notes that state funding to prevent looming service cuts in KC is "possible", but not "probable." Why our legislature continues to view every issue with a city vs. rural lens is beyond us. Last we checked, the rural cats were still pretty fat.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brent April 17th, 2009 4:42 pm

    I’m with you on the city vs rural lens. There are roughly 5.9 million people who live in Missouri. Roughly 2.2 million of them live in Jackson County, Clay County, St. Louis City and St. Louis County. It’s not unreasonable for the state to fund something that benefits 37% of the population….

  2. Eric Rogers April 17th, 2009 5:18 pm

    It’s not just the rural/urban thing. The article also alludes to a perpetual problem of St. Louis pressing hard in Jeff City and KC waiting to jump on at the end and say “hey what about us?” They aren’t going to give us something if we are too polite to fight for it.

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