Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: No progress
Elected Kansas leaders aren’t inspiring much confidence in their ability to handle the state’s budget crisis.
May 17, 2015
“Lawmakers express frustration as end of session approaches,” read a headline in Friday’s Journal-World. Lawmakers should rest assured they are not alone in their frustration.
Editorial: Election switch
Moving local elections to November will place an added burden on voters to make sure the selection of key local officials doesn’t get lost in the campaign shuffle.
May 13, 2015
For better or worse, it appears that April elections for city commission and school board members soon will be a thing of the past in Kansas.
Editorial: Haskell guest
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was a welcome guest who may become a valuable voice in Washington for Haskell Indian Nations University.
May 11, 2015
A visit from the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior is an exciting opportunity for Haskell Indian Nations University.
Editorial: Give and take
Individual proposals toward balancing the state budget are getting nowhere. The state needs a broader plan that includes some meaningful compromises on tax issues.
May 7, 2015
The only way to get a state budget approved is for the governor and a majority of state legislators to compromise. That means everyone is going to have to give up something they want in order to pass a balanced budget.
Editorial: Closed doors
Behind closed doors seems to be the way most business is getting done in Topeka these days.
May 6, 2015
Whatever Kansans have to say about a new renewable energy “compromise,” state legislators aren’t interested in hearing it.