James, Parson comment on KCMO issues during Governor’s visit

By Paul Thompson
Northeast News

Standing atop the pitching mound on Alex Gordon Family Field – an indoor practice space at the heart of the innovative Kansas City Urban Youth Academy baseball facility – Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson talked about the important of teamwork.

The group were in the middle of a daylong tour of Kansas City on Thursday, August 2. which was guided by James and featured stops at KCPD East Patrol, Arthur Bryant’s, the KC Streetcar, City Hall, and the Buck O’Neil Bridge in addition to the 18th and Vine District.

At an 11 a.m. press conference, Parson answered questions from reporters about a variety of pertinent Kansas City issues, including local control of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, the differences between Governor Parson and Mayor James about a City’s right to enact municipal gun control legislation, and his thoughts about Proposition A, the right to work legislation that will be considered by Missouri voters during the upcoming August 7 election.

Check out the video above for our coverage of the press conference.

Governor Mike Parson.

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