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Jackson County Legislators Will Let Voters Decide The Fate Of 2 Andrew Jackson Statues

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Aviva Okeson-Haberman / KCUR 89.3
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The statue of Andrew Jackson in front of the Jackson County Courthouse could be removed.

County Executive Frank White's push for removal was vetoed by the legislature. The question will instead appear on November ballots.

County legislators have pushed an inevitably controversial decision to their constituents: the fate of two controversial statues outside county courthouses. County lawmakers also discussed the federal aid money just recently dispersed to the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

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