‘Promises’ Are But Empty Words That Have No Legal Consequence

Or so go the words written by Cole County (MO) Circuit Judge Richard Callahan when ruling on the Kansas City Symphony’s (KCS) lawsuit against Missouri’s General Assembly for failing to provide promised arts funding. The full quote reported by the AP reads “While there are many statutes with seeming ‘promises’ by the Legislature as to how revenues from a particular tax will be spent, these ‘promises’ are but empty words that have no legal consequence.” Does anyone really find this surprising? Apparently, the KCS leadership does…

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