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Hein's Letter To the Editor,


Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I'd like to ask my opponent Greg Davids, "Greg, whose bus do you ride on--Houston and Fillmore Counties' or the Twin Cities' suburban bus?"

In 1999 I testified in St. Paul three times on property tax relief--for Rep. Michelle Riffenberg, for Sen. Kenric Scheevel, and for Rep. Greg Davids. I had confidence then in Mr. Davids delivering reform legislation to benefit our district. Alas, it was not to be. He later made comments opposing the property tax relief. The legislation would have taken school funding off ag land with the State of Minnesota picking up the difference. Did Greg shepherd it through the House? NO! In fact Rep. Bill Kuisle of Rochester did. now comes the 2001 tax bill, with education and roads still lacking, and our district still paying disproportionately high property taxes. Homeowners were slammed in southeastern Minnesota. While Eden Prairie enjoyed a 24.6% decrease in property taxes, cities like Eitzen were hit with a 16.6% increase. (Meanwhile, Minnesota was still the 4th highest taxed state in the U.S.) A provision in the 2001tax bill required the state to takeover transit funding using motor vehicle sales tax revenue instead of local property taxes. Only 4.3% of this tax relief ever made it to rural Minnesota. If the Twin Cities want better roads why don't they levy a 1/2% sales tax for their area for their own transit? Houston county spent 5000 of its own dollars to fund the SEMCAC bus which provides transportation between Houston county and the medical clinics in La Crosse - with no state help. Greg, don't you look out for our citizens' transportation needs like you do for those who live in the rich suburbs?

I didn't miss the bus at all. I'm riding the Houston and Fillmore counties' bus, Greg, not a Twin Cities bus!

Al Hein

Candidate/House District 31B

Horner's Letter To the Editor,

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

On October 21 we attended a city council meeting in Preston to listen to Bob Maust propose the building of a tire disposal plant, Heartland Energy and Recycling. Over 150 concerned citizens attended the meeting. It was quite obvious that the people w ..... 
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Rasmussen's Letter To the Editor,

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

With the elections fast approaching, it is important for us to decide who we want as our next county attorney. Brett Corson is the ideal choice for such a position. Brett is a hard worker who is not afraid to deal with the legal issues in our county ..... 
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Rogers' Letter To the editor,

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Affordable and accessible quality health care is one issue that truly resonates with all of us; whether we are families with children, singles, seniors or farmers; whether we are working or unemployed; whether we are business owners or school board m ..... 
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Scheevel's letter to the Editor,

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

As a State Senator, I have worked with, and gotten to know Senator Bob Kierlin. Bob has quickly become well respected by everyone at the State Capitol. His common sense, good judgement, and business experience has made Bob Kierlin a person others go ..... 
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Maus' letter to the Editor,

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Eric V. Herendeen for the Fillmore County Attorney. I know Mr. Herendeen as an attorney practicing in Fillmore County. Mr. Herendeen has been an assistant in the office of the County Attorney fro several ye ..... 
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Johnson's letter to the Editor,

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

During the last four years it has been my pleasure to work with Representative Greg Davids. As a local elected official for Chatfield and as president of the Southeastern Minnesota league of Municipalities, I have worked with Greg to share ideas on h ..... 
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Love's letter to the Editor,

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I believe that the "It's a Fact" ads are interesting.

I believe that the "It's a Fact" ads would have been much more believable had each fact been followed by supporting information or, at least, the identity of some publicly av ..... 
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Denzer's letter to the Editor,

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

It's the same in Houston County as in the whole country. People are so distracted by the war against terrorists they can't think of important things in their own backyard.

I live in District 2 and Larry Connery has my vote for H ..... 
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