<![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 Stage is set for epic Kansas GOP showdown http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article85850982.html#storylink=rss Republican challengers seek to oust Gov. Sam Brownback’s team from the Legislature

Primary contest on Aug. 2 will determine the political direction of the Sunflower State

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:35:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article85850982.html
Attempt to oust Kansas Supreme Court judges is likely doomed http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article84456322.html#storylink=rss Conservatives upset over some Kansas Supreme Court rulings

Justices have higher approval rating than the Legislature does

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article84456322.html
Ben Craig and Johnson County are inseparable http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article83093987.html#storylink=rss Craig was the longtime president of Metcalf Bank

He founded the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the Kansas Banker’s Association

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article83093987.html
Kansas legislators will comply with Supreme Court’s ruling on schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article81684487.html#storylink=rss Kansas Supreme Court declares funding for all schools to be inadequate and unconstitutional

Budget cuts in Kansas are expected to try to make up for the huge shortfall

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:31:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article81684487.html
Metcalf South mall plans shape up as retail only http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article80486802.html#storylink=rss The development went from $320 million down to $80 million

Apartments that were in the original proposal are gone

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 28 May 2016 12:25:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article80486802.html
Conservatives in Johnson County face tough primary http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article78917822.html#storylink=rss Moderate Republicans and Democrats will link incumbents to Gov. Sam Brownback

Primary elections will tell whether governor’s allies in Legislature survive

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 21 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article78917822.html
Donald Trump losing mainstay voters in his own party http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article77513927.html#storylink=rss No Republican since Barry Goldwater in 1964 has lost the presidential vote in Kansas

Many GOP voters might cast ballots for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in November or not vote at all

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 14 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article77513927.html
Kris Kobach could be next governor of Sunflower State http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article76190042.html#storylink=rss Rumors surround Gov. Sam Brownback leaving office early

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer could be well positioned to run in 2018

Secretary of State Kris Kobach seen as likely candidate in 2018

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 07 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article76190042.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:54:44 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article74924612.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:37:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article73421802.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article72158212.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article70778912.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article69586142.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:01:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article68314637.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:00:00 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article66947257.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article65566282.html
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?

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 06:01:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article64099172.html
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?

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article62776067.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article61369767.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article60105016.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article56123780.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article54919725.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article53803650.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article52557015.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article51494090.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 19 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article50581810.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article49292025.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 08:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article48052910.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:00:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article46811025.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:45:21 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article45786045.html