Voices From The Readers

Some Tax Increases Okay, Others NotEditor:I am writing regarding Michael James’ letter, “State Tax Increases Will Hurt Business” in last week’s issue. Isn’t it strange how tax increases proposed by the hotel-motel owners, etc. are in the interests of the community (added room taxes for advertising)? But when others propose tax increases to keep the… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Some Tax Increases Okay, Others NotEditor:I am writing regarding Michael James’ letter, “State Tax Increases Will Hurt Business” in last week’s issue. Isn’t it strange how tax increases proposed by the hotel-motel owners, etc. are in the interests of the community (added room taxes for advertising)? But when others propose tax increases to keep the… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Editor:I would like to share with your readers my own experience with the manner in which County Commission meetings are conducted.On May 15, 2007, I attended a County Commissioner regular meeting to listen to a presentation being made by Carolyn Cummins, Worcester County Planning Commission Chair. The presentation was on behalf of the Planning Commission… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Where Are The Facts In Local Slots Debate?Editor:First of all, I would like to congratulate you on last week fine editorial piece, “Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Bursting.” That really needed saying. In Cara Dahl’s story on the commissioners’ anti-slots movement, I was very impressed by Commissioner Judy Boggs for actually attempting to keep the proceedings of… Read more »

Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Popping

Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Popping

The County Commissioners do not allow public comment at their meetings. Sure, in public hearings and in rare instances like this week’s discourse on slots at Ocean Downs, people can stand up and be heard. However, contrary to nearly all other governments in the area and state, there is no time allocated at each meeting… Read more »

Voices From Our Readers

Voices From Our Readers

Gas Indexing ExplainedEditor:My constituents’ mail, e-mail and phone contacts have made it unmistakably clear that they do not know or understand the consequences Governor O’Malley’s proposed indexing of the state gas tax will bring down upon them. I am adamantly opposed to indexing and I would like an opportunity to explain my concerns. I have… Read more »

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

The Ocean City Mayor and Council affirmed its position on slots this week – it’s opposed to the expansion of gambling through the one-arm bandits anywhere in the state. Immediately after that confirmation on Tuesday, the inevitable criticism started flowing. While there was a wide range of comments heard this week through interviews, blogs, forums… Read more »