Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Blaming GOP for vote scandal is disingenuous

Voter drive under attack from GOP | Oct. 18, letter

Supervise voter drives at schools

I think it ridiculous and disingenuous for any Democrat to point a critical finger at the GOP for hiring and summarily firing a suspect registration firm when the Democrats for years funneled federal funds, part of the $16 trillion debt, to the poster child of voter fraud, ACORN.

Superintendent Heather Fiorentino and School Board members were prudent in disallowing additional policy breaks by allowing more partisan speech in the classroom. Multiple wrongs do not make a right.

In the future, only the supervisor of elections should be able to hold voter registrations on school grounds to avoid any further use of the classrooms and students for political agendas.

Steve Graves, Land O' Lakes

Plethora of signs is out of control

I find it reprehensible to see all the signs on the lawns of our homes in our community.

According to our bylaws, there are no signs permitted. I spoke with one of our board members, and he advised me that the federal government allows this. It seems to me that each state and county, along with the communities, have their own laws.

Sylvia Tripodi, San Antonio

Sheriff's Office isn't short on PR

Every time I open a newspaper there is a photo or story on Sheriff Chris Nocco, and now I know why. Since being appointed by Gov. Scott as Pasco sheriff, Mr. Nocco has added public relations and media personnel to the department.

There are now three public relations/media staff employed by the Sheriff's Office. We need more patrol officers but we get hype. I wonder if the sheriff will need three public relations/media consultants after the election is over?

Larry Schmitt, Hudson


Wednesday’s letters: How we plan to improve foster care in Hillsborough

Improving foster care inHillsborough | April 19, editorialOur plans for helping kidsThis editorial poses many good questions. The Department of Children and Families’ peer review report is expected to be released soon. And while we welcome the an...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pasco Letters to the Editor for April 27

Stop Ridge Road extension, reader saysWhen I spoke at the Dade City meeting of the Pasco County Commissioners on my opposition to the Ridge Road Extension, three of them responded, but only when my three minutes of free speech expired, and I could sa...
Published: 04/23/18

Monday’s letters: Term limits don’t work

U.S. Senate campaignTerm limitsdon’t workGov. Rick Scott has begun his run for the U.S. Senate with TV ads promoting term limits for representatives and senators. Aside from the probability that this would require a constitutional amendment, I think ...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/23/18

Sunday’s letters: Problems with high-speed rail

Thanks, Gov. Scott, for ghastly I-4 drives | April 18, Sue Carlton columnProblems with high-speed railIn her Wednesday column, the writer bemoaned the traffic on I-4 and blasted Gov. Rick Scott for turning down free government money for a high-sp...
Published: 04/21/18

Tuesday’s letters: Student journalists push to save their newsrooms and independence

Save student newsroomsAs professional newsrooms shrink, student newsrooms have become an increasingly important source of local coverage, holding not only our universities accountable but also local government. We write these articles, attending meet...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/24/18

Saturday’s letters: Don’t weaken rules on fisheries

Florida fisheriesDon’t weaken rules on fish stocksMembers of Congress are proposing changes to an important ocean law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, that would adversely affect coastal states including Florida.Since it...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18

Friday’s letters: We owe it to our children to teach them history

If we don’t understand past, future looks grim | April 19, Daniel Ruth columnThe history we owe our childrenIt’s not often I agree with Daniel Ruth, but this article was spot-on. I’m not sure when the schools started ignoring Germany’s World War ...
Published: 04/19/18

Thursday’s letters: Gun research can save lives

Gun ownershipCommon ground: Find the factsThere are many areas in the current debate about guns and gun ownership where both sides must agree to disagree. But there is one area where common ground ought to exist. That concerns the need for continuing...
Published: 04/18/18

Wednesday’s letters:

Poverty and plenty in bay area | April 7, editorialStruggling poor are not a priorityI commend your newspaper for continuing to produce real and relevant news, particularly the recent editorial pointing out that a prospering Tampa Bay should not ...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for April 20

Bar Association celebrates Law WeekPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. Every year on this day, we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicat...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18