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Letters to the Editor

April 19, 2014

Letters for April 19, 2014

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

Elkhart

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.

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    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 25, 2014: Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperity Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperityI am writing in response to Mr. (Dave) Stephens’ letter (The Goshen News, July 10) titled, “Supporting gay marriage a boost for states.” I do not agree with gay marriage, but everyone has free choice.

    July 25, 2014

  • OPN GN140613 Coats_Dan_Senator POINT OF VIEW: U.S. and the world needs to act on this watershed moment in history The tragic death of 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in a wheat field in eastern Ukraine marks a moment when words of disapproval and expressions of grief are not enough. This is a moment when action must follow the outrage and rhetor

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140723 David Kolbe mug READER POINT OF VIEW: A bridge to the common good I am a candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives, District 22. I take this opportunity to offer a vision for a better political course in our state, and our nation.Polarization and partisanship have overtaken politics. It is not only evident

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pence not supporting Ritz We don’t envy the box Gov. Mike Pence has put himself in. Less than a year ago, he personally voiced a “willingness” to work with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, acknowledging again the desire of a majority of Hoosier voters to see

    July 20, 2014

  • Time for a change in soccer Time for a change in soccerIn 1978, as an attempt was being made to establish professional soccer in the United States, I had a letter in Sports Illustrated saying soccer’s biggest downside was its lack of scoring.In that letter I also said there was

    July 19, 2014

  • Chaos defines the State Board of Education It has been my pleasure for the past year to serve as the newest member of the Indiana State Board of Education. I bring a fresh perspective to the board as an attorney and business executive who served as director of economic development under forme

    July 18, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 12, 2014: There’s only one aspect of marriage There’s only one aspect of marriageIt saddens me when many so-called Christians interpret the word of God incorrectly by using their own reasoning without seeking the Holy Spirit’s true word given to us according to John 14:16,17 and 26. And it bothe

    July 12, 2014

  • OPN GN140613 Coats_Dan_Senator OFFICIAL POINT OF VIEW: Stand for religious freedom The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that marked an important development in the ongoing national debate on religious freedom.In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the contraception coverage mandate, imposed by the Obama Administration under

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 10, 2014: Obama is no honest Abe Obama is no honest AbeIn regard to Charles Mumaw’s letter to the editor (The Goshen News, July 3), lets see, what did the president say about Obamacare?1. “If you like your insurance you can keep it,” and2. “If you like your doctor you can keep him.”

    July 10, 2014

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