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Kansas City's Emergency Relief Fund Has Yet To Pay Out

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Hundred Dollar Bills
Vladimir Solomyani
The city council of Kansas City, Missouri approved $500,000 for an emergency small business fund, but to date none of the money has been issued.

A delay in leveraging $500,000 to help keep the smallest of businesses afloat took council members and Mayor Quinton Lucas by surprise. City policy director A.J. Hermann explained why the city can't make loans directly to business owners and how it's holding up the needed funds.

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