Mike Sanders

Government
7:38 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Kansas City Regional Rail Outlook Brightens With Union Pacific Accord

Longest unused rail line runs through heart of Near-East Kansas City suburbs.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

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.

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.

The cost is $60 million.

“We’ve got an option agreement at no cost to taxpayers and no risk to the taxpayers, we have an option agreement to purchase these rail corridors should we decide to do it,” said Sanders.

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Government
4:39 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Jackson County Voters To Decide Medical Research Tax

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders promotes half cent sales tax for medical research, moments after he and county legislators put the measure on the November 5 ballot.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

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. 

The county legislature has voted by a large margin to put the measure on the November 5 ballot.

Some legislators wanted changes if they were going to back the proposal, and they got it.

The alteration, passed by a vote of 7-2, now requires the county legislature appoint a member to a board overseeing finances. 

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 7:30 am

 The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.

On Saturday the state party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.

Even though Democrats have fared well as of late in state-wide elections, Republicans hold supermajorities in both the state House and Senate.

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Government
3:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

MO Democratic Chair Will Step Down

Mike Sanders to leave helm of Missouri Democratic Party .
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Missouri Democrats will  be picking a new state party chair when they meet in late August.

Current Chairman Mike Sanders  is stepping down from the post.

The incumbent Jackson County Executive is in his second term as Missouri Democratic Chairman. 

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Up to Date
9:40 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Jackson County Exec. Talks Assessments, Courthouse

Mike Sanders is the executive for Jackson County.
Credit Jackson County government

    

Breaking news update: Mike Sanders has announced he is stepping down as chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. 

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. 

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Government
12:33 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Sanders Pushes To Put Transit Plan On August Ballot

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders
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A lot more people in the Kansas City area could be voting on a mass transit plan as soon as this August. 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County?

Jackson County government

There's a new twist in the Kansas City transit debate, and that's not the only thing going on in Jackson County.

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Government
7:33 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Sanders Presents Regional Transit Plan

A map of proposed routes for Jackson County transit plan.
Smart Moves
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