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Kansas City Mayor Says Federal Relief Funds Will Do More Than Solve Budget Woes

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas delivers his State of the City address Wednesday night from the stage in Winnetonka High School.
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas delivering his State of the City address on February 11, 2021, from the stage in Winnetonka High School.

According to Mayor Quinton Lucas, the estimated $195 million Kansas City expects from the American Rescue Plan will allow the city "to address a number of issues, including those that relate to housing."

Last week Mayor Lucas announced relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for businesses. Then there was more good news tied to the passage of the latest stimulus bill. Kansas City will receive federal funds. Lucas addressed what that means for a city that is staring at a $70 million budget shortfall.

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