<![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 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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Tap volunteers to help Kansas voters in limbo http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article35731185.html#storylink=rss If you, instead of Kris Kobach, were Kansas secretary of state, what would you do about the fact that there are 34,000 Kansans in limbo because they have registered to vote but have not come up with their passports or birth certificates to prove citizenship? I know what I would do.

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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:28:00 CDT

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Watch for an assault on the Kansas Supreme Court http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article35009262.html#storylink=rss In November 2016, five of the seven justices of the Kansas Supreme Court will be up for retention. Four of the five could be swept from the bench by a highly politicized, well-funded conservative juggernaut.

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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Get a better parking plan for the ‘new’ Metcalf South http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article34093350.html#storylink=rss Was it the big box store that killed — at least for now — the Metcalf South redevelopment? No, it was the ugliness of the sea of parking that went with the big box store.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Let’s now praise Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article32670237.html#storylink=rss A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Why is the intern trouble only in Missouri’s bubble? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article31855737.html#storylink=rss There’s something baffling about the hanky-panky with the interns in the Missouri General Assembly, where the speaker of the House and a state senator were recently forced to resign. Why hasn’t the same behavior reared its ugly head right next door in the Kansas Legislature?

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article31855737.html
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas is firmly in step with the GOP party line http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article31129835.html#storylink=rss Kevin Yoder would have fit right in with most of the 10 Republicans vying for the nomination for president in their recent debate. But is the Republican congressman from the 3rd District in Kansas still mainstream in this topsy-turvy year? You decide.

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County Chairman Ed Eilert stands fast against the anti-tax bullies http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article30447357.html#storylink=rss Ed Eilert, who is Johnson County chairman, plus at least three cohorts on the Johnson County Commission — a majority — are poised on Thursday to approve the first tax increase in a decade, targeted for parks, libraries and transit. It is a very modest property tax increase indeed.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning stands his ground on immigration — and rightly so http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article29702416.html#storylink=rss Is Johnson County among more than 200 counties, cities, and states that are considered “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants? According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the answer is yes. Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning adamantly disagrees.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Gov. Sam Brownback’s war on the courts will be historic http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article28618660.html#storylink=rss My friend Mike Shanin, who moderates the KCPT program “Ruckus,” said on air that my recent contention that “Orval Faubus would feel at home in Kansas” was outrageous. Not so, Mike. Faubus and his successor ilk are alive and well in Kansas.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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R. Crosby Kemper is blinded by rage over Kansas City hotel deal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article27528967.html#storylink=rss The director of the Kansas City Public Library, R. Crosby Kemper III, is an angry man. No, make that furious. Furious men sometimes do things that are over the top. Kemper is about to do just that.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Echoes of a defiant governor ripple in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article27019027.html#storylink=rss With his landmark and erroneous stand against a Supreme Court ruling, former Arkansas governor Orval Faubus would feel right at home in Kansas today.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:00:00 CDT

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Kansas to Missouri: Got some extra handcuffs? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article26147599.html#storylink=rss It is ironic that Kansas is starting to mimic Missouri with a tax lid. Missouri’s quality of life has been held back by its arbitrary lid. Now Kansas, at the local level, gets to play the same destructive game.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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