Editorials

Editorial: Tax plan pros and cons

The federal tax overhaul plan released last week by the House Ways and Means Committee includes a number of measures to help working class families. It also features business and corporate tax changes that count on supply-side economics that haven’t worked, as Kansas proved in the five-year ...

Editorial: Cast your vote

On Tuesday, Kansans will decide municipal elections in the fall for the first time. Here’s hoping the Legislature was right and that the move produces greater participation.Serious matters are before the residents of Lawrence, who will select three new city commissioners, three new school ...

Editorial: We have met the enemy …

Where should we direct our anger? At the Russians, whose understanding of the political divides permeating America allowed them to skillfully and successfully manipulate millions of us into believing the worst about one another and perhaps altering the outcome of the 2016 election?At social ...

Editorial: Event falls short of projections

The financial benefits to Lawrence hosting the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships last summer at Rock Chalk Park appear to be somewhat less than advertised.The event, held the last week in July, was sponsored by USA Track and Field and attracted an estimated 8,000 athletes ...

Editorial: No on affordable housing tax

Lawrence voters face three sales tax proposals in Tuesday’s election: a 0.2 percent tax to fund the city’s bus system, a 0.3 percent tax to fund infrastructure projects and a 0.05 percent tax to fund affordable housing projects.The tax proposals for the bus system and the infrastructure ...

Editorial: No guns in court

At a minimum, the city of Lawrence should invest in the security necessary to prohibit concealed weapons from being brought into City Hall and municipal court.The city’s exemption to the state of Kansas concealed carry law ends Jan. 1. That means the city will either have to allow concealed ...