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Editorial: No consensus on transit hub

City commissioners should agree on a bus transfer site before seeking to renew a citywide tax

It’s concerning that the Lawrence City Commission is in such disagreement on a transit center for the city’s bus service.

Editorial: More reason to revive tax plan

A dreary economic forecast shows the necessity of revisiting legislation that was tantalizingly close to succeeding.

Kansas legislators banking on revised tax collection estimates to save the state’s budget got a dose of reality last week when the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released its estimates.

Editorial: Gun ban better for security

There’s no good reason for emotional fans at large sporting events to bring weapons with them.

Banning guns from major sporting events on the University of Kansas campus was the right step for the university and the Board of Regents to take.

Editorial: Another go at expansion

Lawmakers owe it to Kansas hospitals to renew their efforts to expand Medicaid.

With Topeka’s St. Francis Health Center on life support, it is appropriate for the Legislature to once again pursue Medicaid expansion in Kansas.

Editorial: Secret search unfortunate

KU’s choice to provide no information about candidates seeking the university’s top job is disappointing and nonsensical.

Imagine if the Board of Regents selected the top leader for the University of Kansas using the same transparent and open process that is used to hire the university’s deans and provosts.

Editorial: Right time to change beer law

Expanding the retail market for beer sales will create better options and pricing for consumers.

The Legislature was right to approve House Bill 2282, allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer beginning in 2019. Gov. Sam Brownback should sign the legislation into law.

Editorial: Oread case an opportunity

Commissioners should approve a proposed settlement between the city and The Oread hotel.

A proposed settlement in the city of Lawrence’s lawsuit against The Oread hotel is an appropriate resolution of the issue, and city commissioners should approve the settlement Tuesday night.

Editorial: Yes on school bond issue

Improvements are badly needed in the district’s upper-level schools, and voters can make them happen with relatively little expense.

The Lawrence school district’s proposed bond issue is measured, reasonable and necessary. Voters should approve it in the mail election that ends May 2.

Editorial: More reason to revive tax plan

A dreary economic forecast shows the necessity of revisiting legislation that was tantalizingly close to succeeding.

Kansas legislators banking on revised tax collection estimates to save the state’s budget got a dose of reality last week when the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released its estimates.

Editorial: Tax lid fine as is

Voter-approval requirement is a good check on local governments and a good protection for taxpayers.

The League of Kansas Municipalities wants to make it easier for local governments to raise property taxes without seeking voter approval.

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