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Avoid Financial Disaster After A Natural One, And Spending The One-Eighth-Cent Sales Tax

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Seft Hunter, of Communities Creating Opportunity, is encouraged by the one-eighth-cent sales tax passage, but says "we really have to look at targeted and strategic investment if we're going to see these funds actually make a discernable difference."

Emergency preparedness is in the national consciousness in a big way. Today, the Smart Money Experts make a special trip to the studio to discuss preparing your family's finances for the wide-ranging effects of a natural disaster. Then, Kansas City voters in April approved a one-eighth-cent sales tax increase aimed at developing the long-neglected east side of town. We'll find out how the city will ensure that money is spent effectively, transparently and with the community's needs in mind.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.