Time to defend Rep. Rebecca Kubacki
I cannot sit by and watch Rebecca Kubacki being attacked when she is doing a fine job on our behalf in Indianapolis. Rebecca is an accomplished legislator. In this last session, four of her bills became law. One provides an adoption tax credit. Another facilitates better medical care for babies born to drug-addicted mothers. Her third bill improved domestic violence programs. She established March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day.
Rebecca is pro-life, has an A-rating from the NRA, of which she is a member, has advanced state tax cuts and is pro-business. She cosponsored the Right To Work bill. When she was on the Ways and Means Committee, she helped provide a true balanced budget for the state of Indiana by cutting spending. Due to her efforts, Indiana now has the fewest state employees that it has had in years. This was accomplished through attrition. Rebecca is doing an excellent job on our behalf. We must return her to the state Legislature.
— Jim Woodsmall
Support Concord referendum on May 6
As a former Concord educator, I strongly support the efforts of our staff, school board and administration as they prepare our students for the future. Doing so today has become increasingly more difficult due to property tax caps instituted in 2008.
The Concord Community Schools have already lost over $10 million of their funding over the past three years and are projected to lose another $4.2 million in 2014. The enrollment at Concord continues to escalate, gaining over 600 additional students since the 2005-2006 school year. Although the student growth is very positive for the district, it is also very challenging to continue to provide the same quality services for students when your funds are being drastically reduced, creating a financial crisis not of their own making.