Frank White

Bill Grady
January 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm
A judge is telling Jackson County Executive Frank White that he can't mess with the "Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax". The temporary court order means that White and his staff can't interfere with the day to day operations of COMBAT. The county legislature turned control of the anti drug program...
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Bill Grady
January 16, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Jackson County legislators and County Executive Frank White are going to court. Legislators are seeking a writ of prohibition in the 16th Circuit Court. They want a judge to decide who is in charge of COMBAT, the county's initiative to prevent violence, treat addiction and stop crime in the...
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Bill Grady
January 10, 2018 - 6:26 am
Jackson County legislators have hired outside counsel to challenge what some believe is County Executive Frank White's attempt at an end run around the recently-passed budget. White vetoed several items on the budget, but the legislature overrode some vetoes. Some executive employees continue to...
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Bill Grady
January 03, 2018 - 4:12 am
A budget showdown could be in the works for the Jackson County Legislature Wednesday afternoon. County Executive Frank White did not like the way the 2018 budget was laid out and responded by issuing orders that would restore funding for several upper level positions that legislators cut. White...
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The Jackson County jail
Bill Grady
December 01, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Director of the Jackson County Department of Corrections Joe Piccinini is out. He turned in his letter of resignation to county leaders on Thursday night. The assistant director of corrections, Diana Turner, has been named interim director until a permanent replacement can be found. Jackson County...
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Bill Grady
November 29, 2017 - 6:36 am
Legislator Crystal Williams thinks corrections director Joe Piccinini should go, and says if this were corporate America, heads would have rolled. She also thinks some members of county executive Frank White's staff should be shown the door, but didn't name names. "I think we see this sometimes in...
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KMBC
Bill Grady
November 28, 2017 - 7:53 am
Last week's attack on a corrections officer at the Jackson County Jail has put the facility center stage once again. The incident prompted prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to decline serving on a task force that would study operations at the jail, which a consultant said is in crisis because of an...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:37 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County Executive Frank White announced the formation of a 14-member task force to look into issues at the Jackson County Detention Center. In addition, White called for a large increase to the jail's budget. The increase would raise the starting wage for corrections...
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Bill Grady
August 15, 2017 - 5:56 am
No major changes were proposed as Jackson County's troubled detention center took center stage at Monday's meeting of the county legislature. A consultant in July said the jail was in crisis mode because of overcrowding, understaffing and corruption. On Monday legislators heard a series of proposed...
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Jackson County
Bill Grady
August 11, 2017 - 6:15 am
Some Jackson County officials are expressing frustration with what they see as a lack of leadership in dealing with overcrowding, understaffing and corruption at the jail. County Executive Frank White did not attend a meeting last week in which the legislature heard from consultant Jim Rowenhorst...
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