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South Kansas City Alliance To Talk Economic Development, Ethics Reform With Lawmakers

The South Kansas City Alliance will host a panel of Missouri lawmakers Monday.

Though the group’s chief priority is economic development, Government Affairs Committee Chairman Geoff Gerling says he’s equally interested in discussing the culture in Jefferson City after a series of scandals rocked the statehouse last session.

Gerling thinks these kinds of community forums can go a long way to convincing lawmakers reform is needed.

“(We can) make sure that conversation is happening both ways, that it’s not just them telling us what’s going on, but also us making sure they know what’s important to us and how we’re viewing things in south Kansas City,” Gerling says.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the South Patrol Police Station. Sens. Kiki Curls and Jason Holsman and Reps. Jeremy LaFaver and Joe Runions are expected to attend.

Elle Moxley is a reporter for KCUR. You can reach her on Twitter @ellemoxley.

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