<![CDATA[Steve Rose News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:07:05 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:07:05 CDT Steve Rose 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Kansas revenue secretary offers rosy picture http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article74924612.html#storylink=rss Kansas Legislature likely to let Gov. Sam Brownback fix the budget shortfall

State tax cuts of 2012 are to blame for the budget crisis

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:54:44 CDT

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Community colleges widely embraced http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article73421802.html#storylink=rss Ultra-conservatives love the way community colleges in Kansas operate

The bargain price of education provided and workforce appeal make them a faviorite

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:37:00 CDT

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Brian Newby and Kris Kobach are tangled in a web of voter restrictions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article72158212.html#storylink=rss As executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, Brian Newby appears to have helped increase voter restrictions

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach aided in clamping down on voters

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County schools run on tight budgets http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article70778912.html#storylink=rss Cuts in state funding have forced districts to operate efficiently

Waste in administrative costs is not a valid charge

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Rep. Kevin Yoder’s re-election in Kansas’ 3rd District is likely http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article69586142.html#storylink=rss Having Donald Trump on the GOP ticket for president is not likely to hurt the congressman

Yoder has no opposition in the August Republican primary

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Action in Topeka could tarnish Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article68314637.html#storylink=rss Johnson County schools may have dodged a bullet, for now

Kansas Legislature must make up a huge budget shortfall

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:01:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Louisiana follows Kansas into budget hole http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article66947257.html#storylink=rss Former Gov. Bobby Jindal slashed income taxes mostly on wealthy

Louisiana’s budget shortfall is close to a billion dollars for the fiscal year that ends June 30

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Effort to undo KC’s earnings tax is inexplicable http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article65566282.html#storylink=rss Many Johnson Countians and other outsiders would be happy to be relieved of Kansas City’s earnings tax

Still, why Kansas Citians would want to give us a free ride seems overly generous

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Lawmakers must comply with Kansas Supreme Court over school funding http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article64099172.html#storylink=rss Will Kansas Legislature give schools the money they deserve, according to state Supreme Court?

Or will lawmakers try to defy the courts?

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 06:01:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Donald Trump has wreaked havoc with my prediction and a whole lot else http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article62776067.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump has defied many a prediction

He could moderate for the general election

Is this a nightmare?

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Assessment is bleak for sorry state of Kansas economy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article61369767.html#storylink=rss Kansas Sen. Jim Denning, a Republican, gives his candid take on the state’s finances

Tax cuts pushed through by Gov. Sam Brownback leave the Sunflower State in a hole

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Close encounter at ground zero for the Zika virus http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article60105016.html#storylink=rss A cruise ship lands in Recife, Brazil, just as a virus begins to make news

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Property tax lid in Kansas hurts Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article56123780.html#storylink=rss Experiment tried in Colorado in 1992 was deemed a total failure

Public safety agencies should be exempt

No provision exists for increased costs from population growth

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: This Kansas lawmaking year is looking bleak http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article54919725.html#storylink=rss Issue after issue: “This isn’t going to pass,” Kansas lawmakers say

If you’re not a conservative Republican, you’ll be disappointed

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Don’t let anti-tax zealots imperil Kansas schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article53803650.html#storylink=rss Conservative think tank, legislators go overboard on tax cut mantra

Residents must protect education in Johnson County

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Attitudes on climate change vary in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article52557015.html#storylink=rss Yale Project on Climate Change Communication gauges public sentiment

Johnson County differs somewhat from Jackson County

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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Expect a year of big change on many fronts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article51494090.html#storylink=rss After a few setbacks this year, predictions for 2016 are much clearer

Watch for upsets and a shift in the balance of power in the Kansas Legislature

In the one-on-one matchup for president, Hillary Clinton will trounce the GOP contender, Ted Cruz

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Kansas is banking on KDOT to prop up the state budget http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article50581810.html#storylink=rss Kansas “Bank of KDOT” is popular with governor, Legislature

Gov. Sam Brownback has plucked $2 billion from highway fund

Road and bridge projects are threatened

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Johnson County could raise smoking age http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article49292025.html#storylink=rss Cities in Johnson County would follow the lead of Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is behind the initiative to improve health

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Johnson County could be the winner of Kansas City’s TIF wars http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article48052910.html#storylink=rss BNIM project is perfect for tax increment financing

Successful petition would create hostile climate for developers

Johnson County should roll out the welcome mat

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Sat, 05 Dec 2015 08:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Sam Brownback, Kevin Yoder and others should save their energy for keeping out the real terrorists http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article46811025.html#storylink=rss Attempts by Kansas politicians to block Syrian refugees are misguided

But efforts to keep Guantanamo Bay terrorists away from Fort Leavenworth are right on target

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: How KU, MU deal with racial issues http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article45786045.html#storylink=rss KU has made race relations a top priority over the years

Town hall forum turns testy

Bigotry doesn’t stop at the campus boundaries

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:45:21 CST

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Steve Rose: Why I might be changing my flight pattern on the KCI terminal controversy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article44814555.html#storylink=rss A new single terminal looks like the cost-effective option

Opinions of voters, Southwest Airlines trump other considerations

Waiting for the final numbers

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Those ugly Kansas test scores are a step toward better learning http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article43485480.html#storylink=rss Student test results may startle parents

Common Core standards modified for Kansas

Lawmakers should not overreact

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 07:00:00 CST

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Steve Rose: Trustees should bring painful chapter at Johnson County Community College to a close http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article41987214.html#storylink=rss Chuck Carlsen was arguably one of the most successful community college presidents in the country

Does his name belong on one of the most vital buildings on the Johnson County campus?

Only one solution will minimize the controversy, and the pain and suffering that goes with it

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Kris Kobach to stick taxpayers with voter fraud tab http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article41240016.html#storylink=rss Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach files voter fraud charges

Two Johnson County cases involve a couple in their 60s

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:24:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Moderate GOP and Democrats can regroup in 2018 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article39532851.html#storylink=rss From 1991 to 2010, Kansas elected center and left-of-center candidates

Gov. Sam Brownback’s ultraconservative agenda may not be the norm

President Barack Obama’s election resulted in Kansas shift to far right

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: Success for anti-hotel petitioners would wreak havoc in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article38401968.html#storylink=rss Convention hotel is good for everyone

Representative democracy is at stake

Petition drive success would kill good-faith negotiating

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:00:00 CDT

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Steve Rose: In Merriam, tax incentives have worked out http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article37425687.html#storylink=rss Not all TIF districts are created equally

With incentives soon to expire, Merriam Town Center has proved their value

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Numbers confirm the loss of a political middle http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article36620193.html#storylink=rss The “political middle” in the U.S. House has disappeared. In 1982, there were 344 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, who were considered moderates. That’s 79 percent. By 2013, moderates had vaporized.

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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