<![CDATA[Voters Guide | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:58:59 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:58:59 CDT Voters Guide 60 Area development sits high on candidates’ lists http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article16456094.html#storylink=rss Pat Ertz is now a Raytown alderman. Michael McDonough retired after a long tenure in the Raytown Police Department.

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Two new faces are guaranteed on LS Board of Education http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article16455947.html#storylink=rss Julie Doane, Adam Rutherford and William Lindsey are on the ballot to replace outgoing school board members Ron Baker and Patti Buie, neither of whom sought re-election.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:09:37 CDT

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Six candidates competing to replace Melba Curls on council http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article15444290.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:46:56 CDT

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Loar, Hodges battle for KC’s 2nd District at large seat http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article15292754.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:57:52 CDT

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Missouri Amendment 10: GOP is aiming to curb governor’s power over budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3206373.html#storylink=rss The governor can now withhold budgeted money in the event of a revenue shortfall, and the legislature has no recourse. The Republican-backed proposal would allow lawmakers to override the withholding.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Sugar Creek annexation issue is back on the ballot http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3209544.html#storylink=rss Sugar Creek hopes to absorb about 2,800 acres northeast of the city. Some residents fear losing their rural lifestyle.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:02:09 CDT

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Lone Jack schools aim to fix leaky roofs, outmoded cooling systems http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3209471.html#storylink=rss The Lone Jack district wants to borrow nearly $2.7 million for school infrastructure repairs. No tax increase would be required.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:00:17 CDT

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Jackson County executive: Incumbent Mike Sanders opposing hopefuls who are running low-key campaigns http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3008171.html#storylink=rss Mike Sanders won by a landslide in each of his first two runs for Jackson County executive, and the same could happen this year.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:03:43 CDT

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Blue Springs charter: Mayor would do more than break ties under one of five ballot proposals http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3208662.html#storylink=rss Blue Springs voters will see five proposals on the Nov. 4 ballot. All deal with how the city is governed.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:16 CDT

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U.S. House, 4th District: Hartzler faces newcomer Nate Irvin in congressional district that includes Cass County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3208527.html#storylink=rss The incumbent Republican Vicky Hartzler has solid conservative credentials. Her challenger’s top issue is campaign finance reform.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:19:50 CDT

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Missouri auditor: Schweich faces no Democratic opposition in re-election campaign http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3207183.html#storylink=rss Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has opposition from only Libertarian and Constitution party candidates in his first bid for re-election and the second race of his political career.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:43:29 CDT

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Clay Chastain ballot items requesting tax increases receive little support http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article2778376.html#storylink=rss The longtime transit activist has two questions on Kansas City’s Nov. 4 ballot, but even he isn’t pushing for their approval. The questions seek tax increases without spelling out how the money would be spent.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:01:00 CDT

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Some Democrats fear proposal for six days of early voting will not help many workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3206203.html#storylink=rss Republicans got behind the proposal as an alternative to the Democrats’ idea of a six-week early voting period. That petition drive failed, and critics say six days of early voting, and just during weekday business hours, is a token measure.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:33:59 CDT

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Missouri Amendment 2: Prosecutors want jurors to know about defendant’s past in child sex cases http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3203083.html#storylink=rss Amendment 2 would allow prosecutors to present evidence of a defendant’s past criminal acts at trial, if a judge agrees — even acts for which they had never been criminally charged. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri opposes the amendment.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:02:37 CDT

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U.S. House, 5th District: Cleaver aims to bring in funds; Turk has federal regulations in his sights http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3199094.html#storylink=rss The Democrat, Emanuel Cleaver, laments gridlock in Congress. The Republican, Jacob Turk, says the incumbent is out of touch.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:17:08 CDT

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Revenue would fund new grade school http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article3198872.html#storylink=rss With closets being turned into classrooms, Smithville school leaders and parents hope voters will agree to be taxed for a new elementary school and other upgrades.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:07:15 CDT

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Missouri House, 8th District: Doctors take different view on Medicaid expansion, abortion waiting period http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article3005526.html#storylink=rss Jim Neely of Cameron is fending off a challenge from Democrat Ted Rights of Hamilton. Rights says 20 percent of his patients were uninsured and could have benefited from Medicaid expansion, but Neely worries about bureaucracy shutting people out of health care.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:44:13 CDT

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Missouri House, 18th District: Candidates for open seat disagree on taxes, Medicaid, waiting period for abortions http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article3005811.html#storylink=rss Democrat Lauren Arthur and Republican Robert Rowland seek the 18th District Missouri House seat being vacated by Jay Swearingen, who is running for Clay County presiding commissioner.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:54:46 CDT

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Educators are taking no chances against dormant campaign on teacher tenure and evaluations http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/voters-guide/article2831006.html#storylink=rss Teach Great, the political action group pushing the Missouri ballot measure, dropped its campaign, even with $1.6 million in its pocket from multimillionaire and persistent conservative education reformer Rex Sinquefield. The group decided it wasn’t ready to mount a successful campaign.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Cass County prosecutor: Defense attorney Butler challenges incumbent Hensley http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3009152.html#storylink=rss Ben Butler says he would be in the courtroom a lot. Incumbent Teresa Hensley says her office has overseen 21 murder cases on her watch and she’s hired an outstanding staff that makes wise judgments.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:18:30 CDT

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Cass County clerk: Candidates tout experience versus ‘fresh set of eyes’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3009029.html#storylink=rss Cass County Clerk Janet Burlingame says experience is what counts. Opponent Mike Vinck said new blood can be valuable.

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Cass County presiding commissioner: Cox pulled plug on high-speed Internet project, but Duncan would like to revive it http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3008977.html#storylink=rss Incumbent Presiding Commissioner Jeff Cox is proud of moving Cass County back to basics. Former Belton Mayor Phil Duncan still has hopes for the dormant broadband project and would like to expand the relationship with the community college system.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:12:40 CDT

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Cass County auditor: Wescoat hopes to replace his old boss; Smith says he’s a pro http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3008922.html#storylink=rss Ron Johnson lost the Cass County auditor’s post in the Republican primary. The winner of that race, Ryan Wescoat, faces longtime accountant Bill Smith.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:10:54 CDT

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Missouri House, 35th District: Duvall, Cross hold divergent views http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3008800.html#storylink=rss Republican incumbent Gary Cross, a real estate investor, said his experience in the legislature and in small business makes him the better candidate. Ken Duvall, a lawyer who defends businesses in litigation, said his work gives him knowledge of the economy and business world.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:08:16 CDT

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Missouri House, 34th District; Lee’s Summit race offers clear distinctions between candidates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3008689.html#storylink=rss Rebecca Roeber and Dale Mercer hope to replace Jeff Grisamore in the Missouri House.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:05:23 CDT

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Jackson County Legislature: Longtime incumbent Dennis Waits faces two challengers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3008086.html#storylink=rss After serving seven terms on the Jackson County Legislature, Democrat Dennis Waits should have no trouble winning an eighth four-year term against Republican challenger Raymond Wilson and Richard McKie of the Constitution Party.

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Missouri House, 56th District: Candidates echo party stances in race to replace moderate Chris Molendorp http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3006698.html#storylink=rss Democrat Patty Johnson is an attorney running for the Cass County seat. Republican Jack Bondon is vice-president of Berbiglia Wine & Spirits.

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Missouri House, 20th District: John Mayfield seeks a second term from Fort Osage-area district http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article3006114.html#storylink=rss Brent Lasater, the incumbent John Mayfield defeated last time, lost in the Repubican primary to Bill E. Kidd, who is keeping a low profile.

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