Segment 1: Voters to decide on increasing funds for public library system and amendments to Jackson County Charter.
Ballots in Jackson County on Nov. 6 will be packed with issues. Today, we discussed eight of the questions before voters, seven of which deal with how county legislators, and the executive and prosecutor operate. First, though, we take up a levy proposal that would increase the budget for the Kansas City Public Library.
- Crosby Kemper III, executive director of the Kansas City Public Library
- Jeff Fox, editor of The Examiner
Segment 2, beginning at 22:58: Johnson County cities consider laws prohibiting discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
A number of municipalities in northeast Johnson County, Kansas, have adopted or are considering nondiscrimination ordinances to protect community members on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Supporters of the measures explained why they are needed, and an opponent voiced reasons for not putting these laws on the books.