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Johnson County surges ahead by passing needed tax increase for better parks, libraries, transit

Friday, August 14th, 2015 @ 2:14PM

With calm but outstanding leadership by chairman Ed Eilert, the Johnson County Commission on Thursday morning approved a modest property tax increase to upgrade the county’s parks, libraries and transit system. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article31003458.html#storylink=cpy

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

2015 State of the County Address

March 24 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. Thanks to all of you for...

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpt: In tribute to veterans, gratitude is the order of the day in Gardner

Excerpt from Kansas City Star article: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article3790919.html#storylink=cpy Crowds braved frigid temperatures to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Gardner for...

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The Issues

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 @ 8:02PM

My Priorities as County Chair

As Chairman of the Johnson County Commission my priorities will continue to be: PUBLIC SAFETY – Sheriff’s Department, Med-Act Services and Fire District responsibilities are basic needs that must be properly funded. EDUCATION – The cornerstone of our county’s success has been the quality of our K-12 and higher education…

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