Iorio: Is Voucher Bill a Good Compromise?

Legislation tying school vouchers to increased teacher pay is moving in the Legislature. The compromise might sound too good to be true–and Kansans should ask tough questions and scrutinize the details. The bill will not help low income families afford private schools, wrote Sharon Iorio in a special bonus column last week.

Smith: Not a Drop to Drink

Kansas’ farmers help feed the world, but the water level is falling in the High Plains Aquifer that irrigates Western Kansas and neighboring states. We have known about this for some time but not passed effective policies to manage the water. It’s time for action, wrote Michael Smith in last week’s column.