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ELECTION: SJR 8225 will help stretch taxpayer dollars

Letter by David Simon, Puyallup on Oct. 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm with 3 Comments »
October 20, 2010 4:40 pm

Re: “Yes on SJR 8825 for better access to federal help” (editorial, 10-19).

Although SJR 8225 isn’t getting all the glitz and glamor compared to certain initiatives or Murray-Rossi coverage, SJR 8225 is just as important. Due to lack of recognition, uncertain voters may just vote no, but SJR 8225 is a definite yes, resulting in state interest break paid by federal subsidies which will not count against its 9 percent debt service ceiling.

As taxpayers our dollars will stretch farther, wider, and in between to better facilitate projects that are in desperate need so long as we vote yes for SJR 8225. But who would oppose help?

Although the senate approved it unanimously and the house passed it by a great margin of 69-27, my main response from the previous article is the lack of detail of who exactly were the twenty-seven, and are they in my district? I would like to believe that the TNT is my local watchdog, and will go the distance to deliver pertinent information such as this.

Daily readers should be informed on what their legislative bodies are approving or disapproving. I feel that as a daily reader, I shouldn’t have to dig up roll calls off the internet to figure out results in detail especially when it effects people in many districts in which the TNT circulates its news. Such information will better equip the public to make sound decisions as voters.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Wak up folks SJR 8225 will only allow the State to spend more money!!! Do not allow the State to go further in debt – all of the money comes from the taxpayers – stop the flow of tax money to an ever growing government!!! Vote NO on 8225!

  2. eagle_beak says:

    Mr. Simon…….. 8225 is just a lot of double-talk to allow the state to play games with money. i voted no and am confident in my vote.

    God bless America and help us keep our country free!

  3. I agree that it would be a much needed public service if the TNT were to publish all the bills that were introduced, and who voted for and who voted against the bills!I would be more inclined to keep on purchasing papers with this kind of information.

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