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Letters to the editor
Rating: 2.87 / 5 (30 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 23 - 06:19

Thanks for nothing

I wish to thank Gov. Rick Scott and Ed Connor of the Volusia Tax Reform movement for dealing a deadly one-two blow to the children of our county. The governor has slashed state aid to our schools to the bone while finding $3 billion in tax breaks for his friends in the business community.

Ed Connor and his group believe people cannot afford to pay an additional $65 a year to prevent the draconian budget cuts that will have to be instituted to an already decimated school board budget. These two individuals will be responsible for lowering the quality of education our children will receive in the public school system.

I think all Volusia County school children should send a note thanking Gov. Scott and Mr. Connor for all they have done to advance their careers in the hotel industry. The note should thank these two men for preparing our children for careers as chamber maids and pool towel boys.

James M. Doumas, Port Orange

Thanks for the explanation

I just wanted to add to the thank-yous you are probably receiving regarding the explanation of the amendments. It was so refreshing to witness a publication actually reporting news without a political slant of their own. Keep up the excellent work! This is just one more reason why I enjoy looking in my driveway for the Hometown News each week.

Steve Braukhoff, DeBary




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