On October 15, members of the Kansas City City Council heard from developers and supporters of a proposal to use taxpayer funds to subsidize a $300+ million convention hotel. The Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey suggested that Council members need to read the reports prepared by consultant to the developers and others to assess the wisdom of investing taxpayer dollars. From what we’ve seen so far, we question whether the projections made are realistic—especially when similar projects in Kansas City have failed in the past.
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Senior Fellow of Municipal Policy