A new series appearing in The Topeka Capital-Journal and its sister newspapers across Kansas should alarm everyone in the state. Whats more, it should spur us all to action.
Crafted by Statehouse reporters Tim Carpenter and Sherman Smith, the stories included in the Capitol Offenses series are already distressing.
We learned about the long-term leases entered into by Gov. Sam Brownbacks administration in its haste to empty the Docking State Office Building. These have chained down the state for a generation, while the Docking continues to moulder, simply for lack of basic maintenance.