Letters to the Editor: Week of May 28, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Week of May 28, 2019

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The following are letters submitted to the editor of MercerMe:

The Hopewell Township Budget!

I was one of several people who attended the Hopewell Township Committee meeting on May 20, and listened with interest to the presentation of the 2019 budget and the 4.6% overall increase. What I heard was that there are circumstances beyond the control of our leaders. To continue reading, please see this link.

Criticism of Hart’s Environmental Views is Too Harsh

While I fully agree with Andrew Borders that climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases has become a crisis that must be addressed, his letter criticizing John Hart for his statements regarding climate change at the Hopewell Township Committee meeting of April 15 seems unfair. To continue reading, please see this link.

Mayor McLaughlin and her Municipal Tax Increase of 4.68 Per Cent

Once upon a time Hopewell Township Mayor Kristin McLaughlin and her majority of Democrats promised to keep Hopewell Township “affordable.”  Those promises were made during every election campaign for the past several years, and, like all fairy tales, those promises were pure fiction. To continue reading, please see this link.

Higher budgets, more excuses

When Hopewell Township Mayor McLaughlin criticized the School Board for its nearly 5% budget increase, you might have assumed that the Township’s budget was in better shape. But when the Township just introduced its 4.68% budget increase, she and the other Democratic leaders were full of excuses. To continue reading, please see this link.

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