Mike Sanders http://kcur.org en Kansas City Regional Rail Outlook Brightens With Union Pacific Accord http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-regional-rail-outlook-brightens-union-pacific-accord <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prospects for a regional rail system east of Kansas City got brighter Monday. Jackson County now has an understanding with Union Pacific to buy three abandoned rail lines.</span></p><p></p><p>Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has liked regional rail because it’s far cheaper than the light variety of rail transit. Tracks exist and rolling stock is plentiful.</p><p>The cost is $60 million.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:38:58 +0000 Dan Verbeck 51773 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Regional Rail Outlook Brightens With Union Pacific Accord Jackson County Voters To Decide Medical Research Tax http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-voters-decide-medical-research-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson County voters will decide a proposed half cent sales tax to benefit development of medical innovations and research at select area hospitals and medical schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The county legislature has voted by a large margin to put the measure on the November 5&nbsp;ballot.</p><p>Some legislators wanted changes if they were going to back the proposal, and they got it.</p><p></p><p>The alteration, passed by a vote of 7-2, now requires the county legislature appoint a member to a board overseeing finances.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:39:43 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42617 at http://kcur.org Jackson County Voters To Decide Medical Research Tax Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman http://kcur.org/post/mo-democratic-party-selects-new-chairman <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/rt.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.</span><p>On Saturday the state&#160;party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive&#160;Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.<p>Even though Democrats Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:36:47 +0000 Tim Lloyd 42575 at http://kcur.org Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman MO Democratic Chair Will Step Down http://kcur.org/post/mo-democratic-chair-will-step-down <p></p><p>Missouri Democrats will&nbsp; be picking a new state party chair when they meet in late August.</p><p>Current Chairman Mike Sanders &nbsp;is stepping down from the post.</p><p></p><p>The incumbent Jackson County Executive is in his second term as Missouri Democratic Chairman.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:39:03 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41189 at http://kcur.org MO Democratic Chair Will Step Down Jackson County Exec. Talks Assessments, Courthouse http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-exec-talks-assessments-courthouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Breaking news update: </strong>Mike Sanders has announced he is stepping down as chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party.&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson County is really hopping these days. Between fluctuating property assessments and the courthouse renovation, the county’s missteps and triumphs are keeping people talking.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:40:11 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41089 at http://kcur.org Jackson County Exec. Talks Assessments, Courthouse Sanders Pushes To Put Transit Plan On August Ballot http://kcur.org/post/sanders-pushes-put-transit-plan-august-ballot <p>A lot more people in the Kansas City area could be voting on a mass transit plan as soon as this August.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:33:53 +0000 Maria Carter 30822 at http://kcur.org Sanders Pushes To Put Transit Plan On August Ballot The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County? http://kcur.org/post/return-commuter-rail-jackson-county <p>There's a new twist in the Kansas City transit debate, and that's not the only thing going on in Jackson County.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 30762 at http://kcur.org The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County? Sanders Presents Regional Transit Plan http://kcur.org/post/sanders-presents-regional-transit-plan <p><a href="http://www.jacksongov.org/executive/" target="_blank">Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders</a> spoke at the <a href="http://www.modot.org/about/commission/index.htm" target="_blank">Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission</a> meeting regarding the progress his <a href="http://www.kcsmartmoves.org/projects/jacksoncounty-map.aspx" target="_blank">proposed regional transit system</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:33:15 +0000 Eric Baker 18986 at http://kcur.org Sanders Presents Regional Transit Plan