A caller identified what he thought was an error about an important Kansas City issue this morning -- but it's not wrong, and it's something that I'm sure confuses many readers.
A story on the front page of today's print edition and on the Midwest Democracy Project blog refers to "supporters of the April 5 ballot measure" who have planned a news conference today to criticize opponents of the Kansas City earnings tax. "A vote for the bill means you're actually voting against the tax" he said.
Not this time 'round, though that was how the measure last November was phrased. On April 5, a vote of "yes" means you want to keep the earnings tax in place. A "no" would be for doing away with it.
I feel certain there's a good chance this misconception will confused voters at the ballot box -- and I think journalists should go out of their way to note it explicitly.