Letters to the Editor

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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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Kennedy criticized wrong interest group

Sheila Kennedy again shows her liberal bias in her [Sept. 8] commentary on civics. She complains about the lack of knowledge of “we the people” about our government and our electoral processes, but decides to tie it to political contributions.
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Think long term for Asherwood’s future

IBJ’s [Sept. 8] report on the for-sale listing of the Simon family’s 106-acre estate, Asherwood, in Carmel presents a great opportunity for a new owner to reforest the 18-hole golf course.
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Pence should stand tall

Mickey Maurer’s [Aug. 18] comments on the children from Central America who are being made into a political football by people who lack compassion are spot on.
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Illegal means illegal

Having completed Mickey Maurer’s [Aug. 18] column, I have just one simple question for him: When did Webster’s change the definition of illegal?
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Pence owed apology

In response to Gov. Mike Pence’s [Aug. 25] letter “Maurer distorted Pence position,” I agree with the governor on Mickey Maurer’s poor choice of words.
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Sticking it to commuters

I found [Sheila Kennedy’s Aug. 11 column] to be incredibly compelling. For years, I worked in Louisville, Ky., while living in Indiana, and for each of those years I was required to pay into a sinking fund (often referred to by commuters as a stinking fund).
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Study Indianapolis criminal justice center

The IBJ is correct [Aug. 18 editorial]. There are too many unanswered questions about the proposed half-billion-dollar criminal justice center and the little-tested public/private partnership (P3) contracting model under which a private consortium would design, build, finance, maintain and operate the facility in return for predetermined annual payments.
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