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January 27, 2019

After several months of Mayoral Forums, our candidates are now starting to differentiate their platforms from each other (slightly). Yesterday's forum at Northeast High School is available online for your viewing pleasure. Questions pertaining to the Tax Incentives lik...

January 24, 2019

The following blog post has been re-published with permission from it's original writer, Angie Lile and does not reflect the opinions of the Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform as a whole.  We can not endorse one candidate over the other, but wanted t...

November 29, 2018

On October 25, 2018 the Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform (CKCEDR) filed a petition entitled “Petition Initiative to establish a policy for capping the amount of Ad Valorem Real Property taxes that may be utilized in furtherance of certain economic...

November 29, 2018

Like a bad penny the Mark Twain Tower keeps coming back. It has been virtually tax-free since 1999 but the work was never completed!

Now, new developers want a 90% tax abatement to subsidize Yet Another Luxury Project, taxpayers guaranteeing private profit in a saturate...

September 29, 2018

The Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform have officially submitted 133 voter signatures, more than the number required to put a hold on Ordinance No. 180676 which was passed by City Council on 

Ordinance 180676 directs the City Manager to set up a finan...

September 28, 2018

Taxpayers take note: Many TIF lawyers inhabit the big law firms. They specialize in making conflicts of interest legal. We all know it's still wrong.

September 26, 2018

So how bad was that study of tax incentives in Kansas City? Turns out, really bad (also really expensive)...

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