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Updated: March 3, 2014 4:56PM



Stop wasting time on same-sex marriage ban

Our legislators are in the process of acting on one of the most divisive and unnecessary laws in recent history. This is not only a profound waste of legislative effort — it demonstrates a lack of leadership in our legislature.

Real leadership focuses energy on fixing the issues confronting Hoosiers, such as living wage jobs, good public education, a fair tax structure and access to health care. Instead they are focusing on legislation that if passed they know will be declared unconstitutional.

Republican leadership is hiding behind, “We need to let the people decide.” I recall two years ago the same legislative leaders refused to let the Right to Work issue go to the voters. True leadership means acting in ways that benefit all Hoosiers, not pandering to the most conservative base.

We need to stop HJR 3 and move on to things that improve quality of life for all Hoosiers.

Debora Porter

Valparaiso

Whatever happened to being a good neighbor?

This 30-year resident of Miller appreciates the neighborly attitude of Portage Mayor Snyder during the last snowstorm.

I find Mr. Maier’s and Mr. Oprisko’s attitudes unpleasant, though not surprising. I see one of the big problems in this world today is that too many people only care about themselves and their own little circle. Miller residents spend a great deal of money in Portage. I’d bet that Mr. Oprisko thinks that’s okay! I certainly will remember Mr. Oprisko’s name in case it ever appears on a state election ballot.

Linda Fisher

Gary



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