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Thursday, September 18th, 2014 @ 6:41PM

Steve Rose: Tough questions require real answers about the county’s fiscal situation

Steve Rose: Tough questions require real answers about the county’s fiscal situation Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article1377618.html#storylink=cpy     There are some tough questions that need to be asked about county government, and they require factual answers. It took a little digging, but here they are. The questions or statements are…

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Monday, July 21st, 2014 @ 4:30PM

 Committed to Excellence – Building a Community of Opportunity

None of us can see accurately into the future—but I am very optimistic for the future of Johnson County.  Recent economic data from the County Economic Research Institute show the following as of July 2014. PROMISING NUMBERS Johnson County Unemployment rate = 4.3% KC Metro=6.2%    US=6.1%  Kansas= 4.7 Retail sales…

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 8:19PM

PVPost: “WITH LIGHTNER ABSENT, EILERT AND PETERSON LAY OUT DIFFERENCES IN APPROACH TO COUNTY LEADERSHIP”

With Lightner absent, Eilert and Peterson lay out differences in approach to county leadership POSTED BY JAY SENTER  · JULY 17, 2014 7:52 AM · 0 COMMENTS   Members of the Johnson County League of Women Voters on Wednesday got the chance to hear two of the three candidates for County Commission Chair share their…

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 @ 7:28PM

My Story

Business/political/Community Experience My career began as a high school business teacher.  At two different schools,  I taught  bookkeeping, typing, shorthand, business law, personal finance and economics.  Those were good years, I enjoyed the classroom and still enjoy being in that setting.  That background has driven my commitment to the importance…

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Friday, June 27th, 2014 @ 5:25PM

Johnson County, Kan., is one of the easiest places to live in the United States

Contrary to recent editorial opinion in the Kansas City Star Johnson County is alive and a very well. Johnson County, Kan., is one of the easiest places to live in the United States, according to a new study by The New York Times. The New York Times ranked counties based on…

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 @ 6:48AM

Johnson County Education Research Triangle Five Year Report

On April 23, 2014 we had the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the promises and accomplishments of the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT).  Below is a report to the community on the first five years.   To the citizens of Johnson County It is with great pleasure and gratitude…

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