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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Carlin’s votes have been for constituents’ benefit

    To the Editor: Rep. Sydney Carlin of the 66th District voted against what she considered to be harmful tax legislation. She voted against lowering the state income tax because, as she said at the time, “Income tax accounts for nearly half of our state revenues.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Unlike predecessors, Phillips, Modesitt will be effective

    To the Editor: For the past several years, Manhattan’s state senator and representatives have been great at listening. The problem is that they have not been effective problem-solvers. Sure, they have a number of excuses. However, like K-State fans in the 1960s and ’70’s,

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t retain Hochhauser

    To the Editor: I encourage every voter to vote “No” on retaining Sheila Hochhauser as magistrate judge. Call (785) 313-8471 for information.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Modesitt is a rising star; Phillips has proven himself

    To the Editor: We would like to recommend Lee Modesitt and Tom Phillips as our representatives to the Kansas Legislature.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t tax ordinary citizens to support the ‘influential’

    To the Editor: In spite of The Mercury’s Sunday endorsement, big money billboards and ad campaigns, vote “No” on the countywide sales tax. We can do better than taking sales tax from ordinary citizens and shelling it out to the “influential” in the name

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Help public library expand children’s room, activities

    To the Editor: It is hard for us to believe that our family has been part of the Manhattan community for more than three years now. We fell in love with the Little Apple back in 2009. Since then, so many exciting changes — from the Flint

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Patients, providers anxious about shift to KanCare

    To the Editor: Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people over 65, regardless of income level. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program run by the states for people with low-incomes. People sometimes get the two programs confused because their names are similar.

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Government, tax dollars can and do create jobs

    To the Editor: Thank you so much for printing Dale Herspring’s column regarding the bipartisan sequestration of defense funds on Oct. 28. He wrote “Civilian companies — large and small — that do business with the Defense Department would suffer… The only aspect that is clear is

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Harms would bring valuable talents to commission post

    To the Editor: Being around Rod Harms, a candidate for Riley County commissioner, is like walking through an encyclopedia of all the current projects and plans for the county. It is as if he is already an experienced commissioner. The enthusiasm and commitment he has

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Reader video misleading; I support Hawk, Carlin

    To the Editor: Tuesday, Oct. 23, I was alerted to a video on the Bob Reader website claiming that a 2010 Manhattan City Commission candidate who supported the Human Sexuality Ordinance was supporting him for the Kansas Senate.


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