Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Make boaters follow parking rules at ramps

Make boaters park by the rules

On Aug. 30, I went to go boating before the Labor Day mad house. I tried to put in my boat at Nick's Park in Port Richey at 10 a.m. To our dismay two pickup trucks with trailers had taken two parking spots for their vehicles. There were no spots to park.

Port Richey, want to make some revenue? How about patrolling the park during the weekends and giving these people a nice ticket for their arrogance. There isn't enough docking/parking spaces as it is without selfish people hogging up two spaces.

Lois E. Robinson, New Port Richey

Now not time to increase gas tax

There is a hard drive to raise the gasoline tax five cents per gallon. Considering the economic situation, I think this is a horrid action.

Ralph H. Malick, Zephyrhills

Get details on election process

With the appointment of Mike Fasano as tax collector for Pasco County, House District 36 in western Pasco County is without representation in Tallahassee and early voting began Saturday for the Sept. 17 Republican primary. The special general election is Oct. 15.

To verifying your voting eligibility and to order a vote-by-mail ballot visit pascovotes.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-851-8754. In order to be counted, all vote-by-mail ballots are due back at the Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7 p.m. Sept. 17th for the primary and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for the general.

Early voting , ending Saturday for the primary and running Oct. 5-12 for the general, is available at the West Pasco Government Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, the only voting option is at the polls at your assigned polling location.

Bring your photo and your signature ID when voting early or at the polls. For further questions or clarification, about this special election visit pascovotes.com/special2013.asp.

Brian Corley, Pasco supervisor of elections, New Port Richey


Wednesday’s letters: Proposal would restore Florida Forever funding

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Updated: 8 hours ago

Tuesday’s letters: Writer should look to his own mistakes

Is anyone ever wrong anymore? | Dec. 8Writer should look to own errorsIn Mitch Daniels’ article about people who have been wrong, he finishes with the statement that our lives would be greatly improved with more people saying, "I was wrong."He mi...
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/11/17

Monday’s letters: Don’t drill in Arctic refuge

Arctic National Wildlife RefugeStop plan to drill for oil in refugeOur nation faces yet another effort to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve to oil and gas drilling. Drilling in the Arctic simply doesn’t make sound financial sense. W...
Published: 12/08/17

Sunday’s letters: Tax bill puts U.S. on right course

The GOP’s regressive tax plans | Dec. 5, editorialTax bill puts U.S. on right courseThe Times is already crying wolf over the new tax cuts, claiming that the new laws "could" result an increase in the national debt of $1.5 trillion over the next ...
Published: 12/07/17

Saturday’s letters: Don’t inject political money into churches

Tax billKeep political cash out of pulpitA provision buried in the 429-page House tax bill, Section 5201, nullifies the Johnson Amendment, which protects houses of worship from partisan politics by prohibiting them from endorsing or opposing politica...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17

Friday’s letters: Most unpopular tax bill ever

Tax bill clears Senate | Dec. 3The most unpopular tax bill ever"Democracy dies in darkness" is the motto of the Washington Post. At 2 a.m. on the dark morning of Sunday, Dec. 3, 51 Republicans approved the most wildly unpopular tax bill in U.S. h...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17

Thursday’s letters: Give your child the gift of reading

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Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17

Wednesday’s letters: Bill gives small businesses tax relief

Tax bill clears Senate | Dec. 3Small businesses get tax reliefThe Senate and House have now passed their respective tax bills. Once Congress sends a final package to the White House, President Donald Trump will deliver us the most powerful tax re...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17

Tuesday’s letters: Transplant bill will help Medicare patients

November Letter of the MonthThe winning letter addressed the unresponsiveness of elected officials.Representatives aren’t listeningFor whom do our legislators work? I ask because my Florida senator doesn’t appear to work for me. I drove 27 miles on N...
Published: 12/04/17

Monday’s letters: A citizen’s heroic act

Suspect arrested | Nov. 29A courageous citizen’s actOn Nov. 28, a courageous act occurred in the Tampa Bay area. It was one that law enforcement professionals applaud and hope becomes more frequent. An ordinary citizen did the right thing and spo...
Published: 12/01/17