Letters to the Editor

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Lawmakers earn citizens' contempt

I found much to agree with in Sheila Suess Kennedy’s Nov. 15 column “A culture of contempt.” Voter turnout, particularly in midterm elections, is embarrassingly low, partisan rhetoric supersedes intelligent discussion of the issues impacting voters and there is a dearth of truly engaging candidates.
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IPS needs more than shrunken boundaries

Dana Hubbard’s [Nov. 3] Viewpoint “Shrink Indianapolis Public Schools to Save It” regarding Unigov and the development of our city’s public school system overlooked the historic formation of the Metropolitan Assembly of School Boards in 1966.
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Hathaway should see the rest of Indiana

As an entire state, women earn only 74 cents for every dollar in male earnings. There is little to no day care or preschool. Fewer than 25 percent of women have completed a bachelor’s degree.
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Voters need information

I voted Tuesday. But does my vote count? Or rather, should it? I did not help make our government better by voting. I doubt that 90-plus percent of others did, either.
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Westfield is transparent

The [Nov. 3] editorial implied that the Westfield administration is not being transparent.
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Hicks should stick to economic analysis

Mike Hicks’ [Oct. 27] column, despite the label of “economic analysis,” contained no discernible economic analysis and displayed a total failure in understanding real risk.
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Don’t overlook Sports City, USA

In the Oct. 6 IBJ, Greg Morris extolled the virtues of Nashville, Tennessee, and the city’s thorough Music City branding effort. Morris encouraged Indy to develop our brand by focusing on who and what we already are.
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Adversarial attitudes hurt transportation

IBJ’s [Oct. 6] article “Highway interests covetous of funding” did a good job of pointing out the challenges of funding transportation in today’s environment.
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Cut casinos loose to fend for themselves

Do Indiana legislators have any kind of collective vision and perspective [Sept. 15]?
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Council should pass Ballard preschool plan

Those of us interested in reforming public education should urge support from the Democrats on the City-County Council for Mayor Ballard’s preschool funding plan that was delayed recently.
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