Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Funding hoops
A subtle change in funding will cause significant changes for a state program focused on supporting families with young children.
June 29, 2016
Changes in how Kansas funds its Parents as Teachers program will result in added administrative hassles for many parents and the loss of an important service for others.
Editorial: Positive outcome
It’s only a short-term solution, but legislators have taken the necessary action to keep K-12 schools open.
June 28, 2016
Kansas lawmakers deserve credit both for what they did do and what they didn’t do during last week’s special legislative session.
Editorial: ‘Not quite there’
City officials must insist on a full and satisfactory parking solution before allowing a major residential/retail project to fill its apartments and receive tax rebates.
June 27, 2016
It appears that formulating a plan to provide adequate parking for a 624-bedroom apartment building is proving to be more difficult than the project’s developer had expected.
Editorial: Downward spiral
Kansans want solutions, not excuses, for the state’s continuing economic woes.
June 26, 2016
Last week’s actions of the State Finance Council confirm there is no reason for optimism when it comes to the Kansas economy.
Editorial: In the loop
It’s good to see the city taking another step toward completing the Lawrence Loop recreational trail.
June 23, 2016
A Sunflower Foundation grant that will help pay for a new trail northwest of Rock Chalk Park is welcome news for Lawrence.
Editorial: Elusive consensus
Deep divisions apparent in legislative committee meetings last week will make it difficult for legislators to reach agreement on how to respond to a court order on school finance.
June 21, 2016
After two days of meetings last week, members of Kansas House and Senate Judiciary committees failed to reach any consensus on how to respond to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that declared the state’s current school finance formula unconstitutional.
Editorial: Festival fun
Community members should take full advantage of the fun and thought-provoking offerings at this year’s Free State Festival.
June 20, 2016
There never is a shortage of creative activity in Lawrence, but this week’s Free State Festival will ramp up opportunities for local residents to explore creativite arts and ideas.