We held out hope, but never really had much doubt. Kansas Citians love big government.
Proving that Kansas Citians never saw a tax they didn't like, they voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend a 3/8 percent sales tax for another 15 years that was set to expire next year for KC's failling bus system. They further eroded the property rights of small business owners by approving a smoking ban that exempted big casinos and sports team owners. They also approved a $1000 annual fee for short-term loan businesses.
UPDATE: Mayor Funkhouser is proudly ringing the register.