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Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:16 am
 AGREES WITH GAS TAX INCREASEIf I were running for office, supporting the proposed state gas tax increase likely would doom my chances.  Nonetheless, a gas tax increase at this time makes gr...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:20 am
 NEW SMEAA MEMBER RESPONDSJill Steiner made a number of excellent points with regard to the elected board that oversees the Bank of Springfield Center. In particular, she asks why we even have an...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:14 am
 WHAT DOES SMEAA DO?I will admit I waited to the last minute to do research on the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) candidates in order to vote on Tuesday, but...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:14 am
HOTEL VETTING LACKINGThanks to Bruce Rushton and IT for checking out the credentials of the backers of the proposed new downtown Springfield hotel (“Welcome to Hotel Springfield,” March 21). ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:13 am
 INSPECTION PROCESS FLAWEDThe March 7 story, “Inspect this,” by Bruce Rushton, exposes several problems with landlords and the city’s housing inspection process. Michael Gant represents bot...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:12 am
 PROUD TO RECYCLEImagine my dismay when I opened my IT to the headline “The blue badge of shame” and then proceeded to read Bruce Rushton’s anti-recycling opinion piece (Feb. 28). After I g...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:14 am
 GOLDEN RULE FOR PETSThere is so much disturbing in Greg Largent’s response to the allegations regarding mistreatment of Sangamon County Animal Control’s dogs by a new kennel attendant (“Tr...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:15 am
 TAXES SCHMAXESThe election is over, and it’s time to start raising taxes and hope the public gets collective amnesia before the next election.One of the more interesting proposals is the five...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:15 am
 LOOPHOLE FOR BACKGROUND CHECKSWith a few computer mouse clicks, Bruce Rushton would know if the Secretary of State’s office had requested a background check on Candace Wanzo, it would have bee...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:15 am
HELP FOR PETSI am writing in response to your Feb. 7 article, “Frigid response to pet law.” I am a humane investigator and was involved with drafting recent amendments. This was necessary to give...

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