Letters to the Editor

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Change the tax codes

In the [April 13] editorial “Time to tax services,” IBJ would reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent on tangibles—products imported from communist China, Vietnam and North Korea as well as Mexico and India.
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Focus on big problems

Mark Maddox’s take on “golf in the constitution” [April 27 Viewpoint] was very clever and well stated.
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Stop forced annexations

Forced annexation in Indiana is heavily weighted in favor of cities and towns. In an involuntary annexation, landowners have two alternatives: Give in, or go to court.
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Media was maddening

The “madness” headline over Peter Rusthoven’s [April 13] column was perfect to describe the hysteria created by the Indianapolis Star regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its extreme one-sided coverage capped off by Mr. “I’m embarrassed to be from Indiana” Tully.
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Why the ‘assault’ label?

I was disappointed to read the caption under the picture in the article about Poseidon Experience, “Alan Errichiello trains with an assault rifle … ” [March 23 IBJ].
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Indianapolis area needs engaged public

Bruce Race’s [April 6] column “Collaborate on agenda for an exceptional region” recommends a more deliberate conversation about regional planning issues. We couldn’t agree more.
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Reward great teachers

IBJ accidentally and perfectly captures our challenge and opportunity through two very different articles [March 30].
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IBJ overreacted

What a surprise that IBJ’s editorial would take the typical liberal whining shot at this recently passed legislation.
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Recycling center makes sense

It’s disappointing to see a statewide organization that exists to support recycling continue to spread misinformation about the new Covanta Advanced Recycling Center project in Indianapolis [Hamilton letter, March 23]. But, clearly this is the intent of the Indiana Recycling Coalition.
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