ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
One of the key editorial challenges we face at the Free Press is finding enough space to bring you the kind of news and information we feel you want to read and the kind we feel you need to read to be informed citizens-and we try to strike a balance between the two because “want” and “need” are both important and not always mutually exclusive.
For the past several weeks, we’ve been running article about the 2002 Kansas Legislature. When the Kansas Press Association offered this temporary news service to its member newspapers, we quickly signed up-though it wasn’t an easy decision, given our space constraints.
But we believe, with the state facing its toughest budget crisis in more than two decades, that it’s worthwhile to try to keep our readers better informed about the proposals that will shape our immediate future. Let us know if the articles are helpful.
Better yet, read the articles and let your legislators know what you think will be the most helpful solutions for the state of Kansas. -DR