<![CDATA[Yael T. Abouhalkah News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/ en-us Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:51:52 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:51:52 CDT Yael T. Abouhalkah 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Streetcar expansion feud is a big deal in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article97564072.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:40:37 CDT

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New jobs report is an utter disaster for Kansas and Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article96635857.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:28:51 CDT

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How will Donald Trump’s campaign affect Kevin Yoder, Roy Blunt and KC area voters? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article96215682.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:54:33 CDT

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Tax breaks are doing great things in Kansas City — right? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article93928027.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:38:42 CDT

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Top 10 results of Tuesday’s fascinating elections in Kansas and Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article93514722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:01:04 CDT

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Election update, 11:15 p.m.: Johnson County’s courageous GOP moderate challengers earn big victories http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article93365152.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:00:54 CDT

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Kansas countdown: It’s Election Day, and the state’s future is in voters’ hands http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article93192472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Meet Donald Trump, complainer in chief http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article93067347.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:24:22 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 1 day: Brownback pumps last-minute money into Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article92801817.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 2 days: Voters will show their true colors on Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article92683282.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 3 days: Will right Johnson County voters show up Tuesday? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article92670157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 4 days: Ex-GOP governors blast Brownback, but who’s listening? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article92429397.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 5 days: Cash can help GOP moderates weaken Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article92211292.html#storylink=rss Moderate Republican candidates in Johnson County are raising significant amounts of money

But will it be enough to topple incumbent, ultraconservatives next Tuesday?

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:12:20 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 6 days: How GOP incumbents hope to win next Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91995567.html#storylink=rss The supporters of Gov. Sam Brownback are linking Hillary Clinton to other Republicans

And these ultracons are misleading voters on the Kansas budget and job growth

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Kansas countdown, T-minus 7 days: GOP moderates boosted by Overland Park Chamber’s scorecard http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91798952.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce released interesting data on Monday

Incumbent Republican House members did not often enough support the chamber’s priorities

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Please clap: Kansas jobs are up but so is unemployment rate http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91256032.html#storylink=rss Kansas gained 4,800 jobs in June, though annual growth rate was still seventh worst in nation

Unemployment rate went to 3.8 percent, up a tick from 3.7 percent

Missouri tied for ninth worst job growth rate in country

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Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article96231882.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:03:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article96231882.html Dear Sam Brownback: Here’s ‘what hasn’t worked’ in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91033817.html#storylink=rss Kansas governor told Republican delegates Thursday he doesn’t get credit for good news in the state

But truth be told, the problems are widespread and well-documented

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:52:07 CDT

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Yael T. Abouhalkah has an order: Visit the Kansas City Zoo http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article90838377.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:43:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article90838377.html Kansas City Zoo provides a great escape from the real world http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article90845977.html#storylink=rss With all the trouble in the world, Kansas Citians have a fine asset to visit on a daily basis

A tax increase and prudent spending have created a first-class zoo

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:33:24 CDT

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New poll shows Sam Brownback’s coattails are very, very short http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article90594907.html#storylink=rss Even most Republicans gave the Kansas governor low favorability ratings in a recent poll

That could hurt GOP incumbents who support Brownback but face moderate challengers in Aug. 2 primaries

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County voters in GOP primaries must curb Sam Brownback’s powers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article89329442.html#storylink=rss The primaries for House and Senate will decide how much power Gov. Sam Brownback has in 2017

Moderate Republicans need to oust ultraconservative incumbents in advance voting that starts Thursday

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:09:20 CDT

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Kris Kobach gets sneaky with voting rights of 17,000 Kansans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article89110057.html#storylink=rss Secretary of State waited until the last minute to ask for ruling on his restrictive voting law

Essentially, people won’t be able to vote in local and state elections

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:10:19 CDT

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That’s brutal: Kansas next-to-last among U.S. states in personal income growth http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article88247402.html#storylink=rss Kansans’ per capita income went up $111 in 2014, far below the $897 average in the United States

The latest figures show Kansas continues to lag most other states in this crucial measurement

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:12:21 CDT

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Kansas City’s ‘new’ City Council takes baby steps forward — and backward http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article87987287.html#storylink=rss After almost a year in office, elected officials have done some good stuff

But they also haven’t been as transparent as promised, and that’s been a problem

They need to deal with complicated issues including liquor laws and public incentives

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:50:02 CDT

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In latest Kansas revenue fiasco, it’s still the tax cuts, stupid http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article87210507.html#storylink=rss Bad news: Kansas revenues were below expectations in June and more budget cuts are ahead

Worse news: Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts will continue to damage public services for 3 million Kansans

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:26:15 CDT

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The 10 most popular columns slamming Sam Brownback so far in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article86816737.html#storylink=rss According to Star readers, here are the most popular columns I’ve written about Brownback this year

The columns highlight the governor’s problems with creating jobs and public revenues

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:09:26 CDT

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How the good old GOP boys got beat in Topeka and Kansas kids won http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article86616012.html#storylink=rss Extremist Republican lawmakers appeared ready to cut Kansas school funds by $13 million last week

But that didn’t happen, because moderate GOP members and Democrats backed a better plan

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:44:22 CDT

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Johnson County’s GOP primaries turn white-hot as Wednesday event looms http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article86446262.html#storylink=rss Moderate Republicans have plenty of chances to get rid of Sam Brownback’s legislative supporters

An event Wednesday night should help voters in the Blue Valley area make their own choices

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:18:48 CDT

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In stunning rebuke, ex-Kansas governors lambaste Sam Brownback’s ‘destructive policies’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article85812392.html#storylink=rss Two Republicans and two Democrats wrote the letter issued Friday

It takes a unified stance against the path Brownback has the state on with costly tax cuts

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