Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Lawmakers miss big opportunity
Legislature’s failure to override Gov. Brownback’s veto puts it back to square one on budget crisis.
February 23, 2017
The Kansas Legislature missed a significant opportunity Wednesday to plug a billion-dollar hole in the state’s budget.
Editorial: Press should be adversarial
The founders of this nation made it clear that the purpose of a free press was to hold government accountable and protect democracy.
February 22, 2017
Give President Donald Trump credit for the no-holds-barred strategy he is employing in his ongoing war with the media.
Editorial: Info needed on parks plan
City commissioners need a broader view of the Parks and Rec master plan before making any decisions.
February 17, 2017
City commissioners are right to seek more information before adopting a new plan for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
Editorial: A premium on transparency
School board vacancy should be filled by someone committed to open, accountable government.
February 15, 2017
With the resignation of Kristie Adair, there is an opening on the Lawrence school board. Who the board chooses to fill that position will say quite a lot.