I was amazed by what Ms. Horsley left OUT of the story- the 1000-room white elephant known as that controversial proposed convention hotel!
Ms. Horsley's story itself basically confirms what I and many anti-taxpayer-subsidy wonks have been saying:
In a down economy- trade shows and conventions are the first to get downsized or the axe.
Putting hard-to-come-by taxpayer dollars- further threatened by repeal of that insidious "Earnings Tax-" into ANOTHER downtown hotel or virtually ANY taxpayer welfare project for corporations is not only folly- but flat irresponsible these days.
Today's STAR story would have made a perfect platform to bring up that fact- but then again I forget that Kansas City's lone and corporately-owned newspaper hasn't met a tax increase or a corporate-welfare project it didn't like.