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Letters to the editor
May 4, 2013
Letter to the editor: DFL tax plan will hurt more than just the rich
On Wednesday evening, April 24, 2013, while you were tucking your children into bed, Minnesota House Democrats passed a $2.6 billion dollar tax increase. This breaks down to $547 for every Minnesotan, and is the largest tax increase for Minnesota in 30 years. In short, Democrats...
May 4, 2013 - 12:00pm
April 28, 2013
Letter to the editor: Kent's bill would improve schools
Too frequently we read letters in these pages about all that is wrong with government. Today I want to write about something good that is being done by Sen. Susan Kent. She is fighting to see to it that kids get effective teachers. As a parent, (and now grandparent), I know the impact...
April 28, 2013 - 12:00pm
Letter to the editor: Marriages: is history best barometer?
Gerald Scherbel ("Gay marriage could lead to slippery slope", April 17) claims the only legitimate marriages are those which produce children the "natural" way. Who knew there was a fertility requirement for marriage in Minnesota? I guess adoptive parents have marriages which are...
April 28, 2013 - 8:00am
April 27, 2013
Letter to the editor: Procreation-pedophilia argument is unsound
Mr. Scherbel added his two cents to the same sex marriage conversation in the latest Bulletin. Anyone that follows the letters to the editor may recognize my name and know that I have written before in defense of families like mine. I agree with Mr. Scherbel that what goes on behind...
April 27, 2013 - 12:13pm
Letter to the editor: Afton aimed to protect families all along
I read your editorial on the issue of mother-in-law apartments in Afton. When you write "In this day and age when health care becomes evermore costly and unwieldy, and families are forced to make hard decisions" you are precisely correct. The purpose of these discussions was to facilitate...
April 27, 2013 - 7:55am
April 21, 2013
Letter to the editor: Kieffer's compassion absent in gay marriage debate
I attended the Woodbury Community Expo and was glad for the opportunity to speak with the women who represent us in the Legislature. My conversation with Rep. Kieffer was disquieting. I stood there as another Woodbury resident asked, "What is your feeling about gay marriage?" Kieffer's...
April 21, 2013 - 8:00am
April 14, 2013
Letter to the editor: Support effort to unionize personal care attendants
I work as the personal care attendant (PCA) for my partner of 26 years, Jessie. Jessie was once a dancer on "American Bandstand" - today she faces an array of health problems, including diabetes that has resulted in the amputation of her legs. She can do very little with her arms,...
April 14, 2013 - 8:00am
April 13, 2013
Letter to the editor: Volunteers are Woodbury's unsung community heroes
For the last several months since November 2012, my teenage son and daughter were involved in several extra-curriculum activities, including WAA recreational basketball, U.S. Academic Triathlon, and Robotics Club. The basketball and USAT seasons just ended in March, which was a relief...
April 13, 2013 - 12:00pm
Letter to the editor: Gateway Corridor the next Rondo district?
Rondo Street was the heart of St. Paul's largest black neighborhood. African Americans had lived there for decades. It was very vibrant and vital on its own and essentially independent of surrounding white society. The construction of I-94 in the 1960s shattered and destroyed totally...
April 13, 2013 - 7:58am
April 7, 2013
Letter to the editor: District must release costs of IB, Spanish immersion
In the March 20 Bulletin, Superintendent Jacobus's letter on transparency seems to be at odds with Andrea Mayer-Bruestle's letter regarding district budgeting. Perhaps the reason less than 5 percent of the district's population responded to the survey is the difficulty navigating...
April 7, 2013 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Early learning benefits are many
As a mother, I truly believe quality early learning opportunities benefit all kids and families. Because of the quality early learning programs available to my family, I feel confident that my kids are getting the best possible start and will be ready for kindergarten, which research...
April 7, 2013 - 7:55am
April 6, 2013
Letter to the editor: Bipartisan meetings can be recipe for ruckus
I just learned about the ruckus that happened at a nonpartisan or bipartisan town meeting that featured U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, state Sen. Susan Kent, Rep. Joann Ward, and Rep. Andrea Kieffer. I have been to many bipartisan town meetings over the years and sadly, this type of...
April 6, 2013 - 12:05pm
Letter to the editor: Some aren't enchanted by gruff behavior
I did not attend the March 9 town hall meeting that has inspired so much commentary. I was, however, at the meeting on voter ID which was held in a local church last fall, when bullies tried to outshout speakers from the League of Women Voters. Their behavior was disgraceful, embarrassing,...
April 6, 2013 - 8:00am
March 31, 2013
McCollum handled 'bullies,' helped restore order at meeting
I was appalled to read the opinion article "Our View: Is this how we'll solve our problems?" It was an inaccurate and irresponsible summary of a two hour town hall meeting held March 9 at the Woodbury City Hall. The meeting was intended to be a forum where the panel of representatives...
March 31, 2013 - 12:00pm
Letter to the Editor: State has duty to make schools safe from bullying
As the Bulletin reported recently, the Education Policy committee, one of my six committees, heard testimony on the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act. This act would require schools to implement bullying prevention programs that would be effective in the schools, on the buses...
March 31, 2013 - 8:00am