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LETTER: Tell Perry, Smucker to support carbon dividend bill
LETTER: Don’t let fear kill Prevailing Wage Act
York County schools are fighting for solvency and the state government is getting in our way. The state government is preventing the county, municipalities and school districts from giving us the most bang for our buck.
LETTER: Train poll workers to accommodate people with disabilities
While the right to vote has been given to Americans regardless of race, religion, gender, status and a host of other labels, it is not a private and independent vote for all Americans.
LETTER: Climate change affecting military readiness
Climate change isn’t waiting for Donald Trump or Scott Perry to take seriously the problem that burning fossil fuels is creating.
LETTER: Disappointed in lack of coverage of Herb Schmidt Relays
It is extremely disappointing that neither the York Daily Record nor the York Dispatch provided any coverage of the 60th anniversary of the Herb Schmidt Relays that were held at York Suburban on Friday, April 5.
LETTER: North Codorus leaders need to be transparent on police issue
The residents of North Codorus Township feel there has been a lack of transparency throughout North Codorus Township Police decision process.
LETTER: Corporate welfare not just for energy sector
Thank you for having the courage to weigh in on the energy subsidies debate—and offering a perspective few are willing to endorse — in “Time’s up for corporate welfare, Exelon.”
LETTER: Fight Trump’s proposed library funding cuts
Thank you for printing the Friday, March 29, op-ed by Rachel Kramer Bussel of The Philadelphia Inquirer on library funding.
LETTER: Yes, Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan is too good to be true
Gov. Tom Wolf says the biggest political challenge his Restore Pennsylvania plan, or severance tax proposal version 5.0, faces is “overcoming the perception that it’s too good to be true.” Unfortunately, it is an accurate perception.
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LETTER: Tell lawmakers no bailout for nuke industry
Nuclear power plants are a touchy subject in central Pennsylvania. Many of us remember the panic we felt when Three Mile Island partially melted down 40 years ago.
LETTER: Nothing has changed in nuclear power industry
The York Dispatch's March 15 article on the nuclear power industry operators clearly shows that nothing has changed. They want increased subsides, no inspections or regulations, problems kept secret from the public and they are not overly concerned about safety risks.
LETTER: York Dispatch keeps readers informed
I just wanted to write a note of thanks for The York Dispatch and the York Daily Record for their excellence in journalism, for without these publications it would be impossible to stay informed about the local news.
LETTER: Tax reform helping middle class ‘immensely’
Kudos to Congressman Lloyd Smucker for his March 11 op-ed regarding the tax reform law that took effect for 2018.
OP-ED: Time’s up for Three Mile Island
The latest brainstorm is to re-label nuclear power as alternative energy, which has been reserved until now for renewable sources, like wind and solar. Mining a finite amount of uranium from the earth and processing it with energy sort of fails that definition.
LETTER: TMI shutdown is overdue
Three Mile Island is an antiquated boondoggle in the river that some people want to continue to subsidize.
LETTER: Virginia governor, attorney general should not resign
The governor and attorney general who wore blackface decades ago, (it was racist, repugnant and stupid) should not resign, but apologize and — like the governor said — spend the rest of their terms working for racial equality, protecting the vote and protecting the rights of women.
OP-ED: Central Pa. youth baseball needs support for live-saving equipment
Our community is quite fortunate to have so many vibrant and active youth baseball organizations. They do an incredible job, using the resources available to them, to create the opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, safe and positive environment.
LETTER: ‘Power grab’ comment is chilling
The recent response by Sen. Mitch McConnell to legislation in the House of Representatives intended to make it easier for everyday Americans to vote is a clear indication of the stranglehold that large corporations and the excessively wealthy have on our political system.
LETTER: Why won’t you help powerline opponents, Gov. Wolf?
As part of a growing group of community and landowners still fighting the proposed, redundant, high-tension powerline project proposed by Transource, we’re asking, “Why won’t you help us, Gov. Tom Wolf?”
LETTER: Thanks to Congress for Alzheimer’s act
Too often Alzheimer’s is treated as an aging issue, but it is a disease. Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds in the United States.
LETTER: Immigration policy should be based in reality
Congress now has the opportunity to examine the facts concerning security at our southern land border with Mexico.
LETTER: Gun store owners should responsibility
Keeping guns out of criminal hands is a social responsibility we all have. Gun store owners have an even greater duty for the safekeeping of firearms.
LETTER: Education unions should look in mirror
When the Supreme Court ruled in June that government employees could no longer be forced to pay a union as a condition of employment, I was so inspired that I left my 20-year career as a public school teacher in Adams County to get the word out.
OP-ED: Misplaced loyalties in York County
As a longtime observer and a recent active participant in the southern York County political arena, I am baffled by the preferences of the majority of voters.
LETTER: Recognize ‘forgotten soldiers’ of security
Roughly 50 police officers are murdered in the line of duty each year, as are about 70 security officers.
LETTER: Resolve to pass climate bill in new year
The York Dispatch’s editorial “Wishes for a new, better year” highlighted the need to combat climate change while battling an administration that seems to want to destroy the environment.
OPED: WellSpan needs to pay its fair share
There have been many examples of great partnerships throughout the years. Unfortunately, WellSpan’s partnership with the York community is not one of them.
LETTER: Keep ‘The Party of Women’ at bay
As a boy and young man my party's political heroes were Truman and Kennedy.
LETTER: 94th House candidate pledges to donate part of salary
One of the reasons that members of the voting public often resent their legislators is their ability to set themselves apart from the rest of us.
LETTER: Dallastown council president calls for 911 Center investigation
I have been following closely the ongoing issues with our York County 911 Center, and have grave concerns for the safety and welfare of our first-responders and residents.
LETTER: Do your job, Scott Perry
I just sent this to the man who is supposed to represent me, Scott Perry. "It was painfully obvious today that the man living in the White House has sided with Putin and the Russians against the U.S. government
LETTER: Dallastown must ‘think out of the box’
The Dallastown school board wasted $60 million of the taxpayer’s money building the Intermediate School. This was done solely to reduce the number of students in each classroom. The teacher’s union wants no mor
LETTER: Cents and sensibility immigration
Not enough can be stated about the inhumanity that the United States is currently perpetrating on a vulnerable population of human beings, but today I want to acknowledge the financial cost to Pennsylvania residents.
LETTER: Thank God for ‘brainless’ Wagner
As a counter argument to John Fishel’s opinion, I am writing in response to his editorial in the June 27edition of the York Dispatch.
LETTER: Support young generation of activists
As I read and watch TV news and see many high school students throughout Florida and several other states challenge the NRA, and state and federal officials over the deaths of 17 friends and teachers I am pleased to see them stand up for their rights
LETTER: New maps may move political ideology to the middle
I am astonished but not surprised to hear Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and Republican state Rep. Stan Saylor decry the newly redrawn congressional district maps.