Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Bad timing on sales tax action
A proposal to reduce sales tax on food and add it to some services has merit, but the way lawmakers went about it was rushed and thoughtless.
May 14, 2017
The motto of the Kansas Legislature ought to be “A Day Late and a Dollar Short.”
Editorial: Kobach keeps playing games
The secretary of state’s resistance to sharing document is emblematic of his persistent lack of leadership.
May 12, 2017
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a thought leader. If you don’t believe so, just ask him.
Editorial: Floundering again
A once-promising legislative session now appears hopelessly off-task and lacks true leaders.
May 8, 2017
The Kansas Legislature, which began the 2017 session amid hope and promise, is back to floundering.
Editorial: Careful budget review needed
The city manager’s proposed budget is a good start, but city officials owe it to the public to look for even more spending cuts.
May 7, 2017
Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus has proposed a reasonable budget for city commissioners to consider.
Editorial: Praise for city’s openness
City Manager Tom Markus has set a good example in communicating about a matter of public importance.
May 5, 2017
There are a multitude of questions — how much, why, when and who — surrounding the city’s recent disclosure about a billing mishap within Lawrence City Hall.