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Letter: Don’t hinder mass transit

We are at a “red flag” moment in the evolution of transportation in greater Indianapolis. Either we give our young professionals the transportation options that they expect before they move away or we have an official ceremony and declare ourselves officially married, for better or for worse, to the automobile and massive highway construction expense.

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Letter: Pass FAFSA bill to bolster workforce

The Indiana legislation requires high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—referred to as FAFSA—or have a parent, principal or counselor waive that requirement.

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Letter: Turn downtown offices into residential space

With downtown residential space supply very limited currently, and with commercial office space experiencing higher than normal vacancy rates (due to both COVID-19 and technological advances), consideration should be given to reusing this space for residential—thus bringing people back downtown on a 24-hour basis.

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Letter: Senator’s view is contradictory

If the federal government can be trusted with supervising and enforcing environmental law to protect Indiana’s water, why can’t the Republican Party also trust the federal government with overseeing education?

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Letter: Support climate legislation

This bill places a fee on carbon at its source, such as an oil well or coal mine, and returns all of the net revenue monthly back to households to pay for the added costs.

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Letter: Give servers a raise

Many Hoosier voters don’t know that Indiana’s minimum wage is really $2.13 per hour. That is what waiters and waitresses make at many restaurants in Indiana.

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Letter: Support legislation to cut emissions

Upon implementation, carbon emissions would drop by 40% over 12 years, while creating more than 2 million jobs, adding $70-plus billion to our GDP and providing a monthly dividend to all U.S. households—all without introducing a single new regulation.

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Letter: Cosmetologists need licensing

In Jennifer Wagner’s column [Pandemic offers opportunity to rethink regulations, Forefront, Jan. 15], her choice of licensed professions to compare was interesting. I agree the two professions (real estate agent and cosmetologist) seem, on the surface, to be treated unequally. However, I disagree with her statement that “a sloppy real estate agent is likely to do more long-term damage than crooked bangs.”

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