Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Taxing food
Kansas should make sure state lawmakers don’t back out of their promise to lower the sales tax rate on groceries.
July 3, 2015
Sales tax, even more than other taxes, seems to move in only one direction: up. And it just happened again.
Editorial: Safe celebration
Lawrence residents who can’t afford a $200 fine may want to head to a public fireworks display instead of creating their own.
July 2, 2015
Fireworks are a strong tradition on the Fourth of July, but, at least in the city of Lawrence, celebrants need to leave most of the pyrotechnics to someone else.
Editorial: Voting appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a federal voter registration appeal will leave Kansas’ dual voting system intact — for now.
June 30, 2015
State officials still are pondering how much time and money they will spend fighting recent court decisions that affect Kansas. However, one case has gone as far as it will go in the courts — at least for now.
Editorial: Local preference
A truly outstanding Lawrence arts corridor would include the best work of artists from both Lawrence and elsewhere.
June 29, 2015
Work by Lawrence artists absolutely should be part of the proposed arts corridor on East Ninth Street.
Editorial: Tax mistake?
The governor and lawmakers who said the 2012 income tax cuts were bad policy should be trying harder to fix their mistake.
June 28, 2015
It’s a little unsettling to be reminded that even many of those who approved the state income tax cuts that have triggered revenue shortfalls and subsequent tax increases in Kansas knew it was a mistake.
Editorial: Practice run
It’s impossible to predict a disaster, but a group of dedicated local people are trying to make sure they can predict the community’s emergency responses.
June 26, 2015
When something bad happens in Lawrence, it’s good to know that key people will know what to do.