INSTEAD OF FINDING ways to deal with daylight saving time, maybe someone could explain why we go through this nonsensical time change twice every year.

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I AGREE WITH King about the gas tax. We legalized pot. Cut the red tape and tax dispensaries, licenses and growers and fix the damn roads without taxing us out of being able to afford gas for work and commerce.

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WHAT DOES THE billboard mean on southbound U.S. 23 with a person in black, with hands up mean? It’s creepy.

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DEMOCRATIC NEW YORK Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff were controlling a PAC at the same time the PAC was working to get her elected. I’m pretty sure that is illegal.

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THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES are not Socialist. They have a market economy and up to recently have had the money to have socialized medical care. They tax the heck out of their citizens to pay for it. The Swedes also have all the toilet paper they need not like the Communist countries.

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I AM A proud climate realist. I have reviewed data by many doctors who have their PhDs in Astrophysics, Geology, Climatology and others who have studied geological formations. They all agree that while CO2 levels are rising and temperatures are changing, there is nothing man can do about it.

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IT’S A GOOD thing Gretchen Whitmer didn’t tell us she was going to impose a 45-cent gas tax on us as her plan to fix the damn roads. What happened to all the tax increases Rick Snyder put on us to fix the roads? Where is that money? Same place the Lotto money for schools went?

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MICHIGAN’S GRAY WOLVES could lose their protection. The federal proposal could mean hunting would be allowed.

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U.S. WILDLIFE OFFICIALS plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, a move that will almost certainly re-ignite Michigan’s fierce, long-running debate over wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

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RESTORE OBAMA-ERA ‘net neutrality’ rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services.

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IF THESE WASHINGTON committees would have investigated Hillary as much as they are Trump, she would be locked up by now.

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WITH THE NEW increases in license and registration fees and the previous increases in these and gas taxes supposedly going to the roads, maybe Gretchen could explain where these monies have gone before she asks for more.

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YOU DON’T LIKE the governor’s gas tax plan? What’s yours? John Engler is the start of our road problems.

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EVEN THE VERY liberal PBS has had documentaries saying that over millions of years, the Earth has cycles of warming and cooling. We are now in a warming phase that has nothing to do with human action.

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HEY GOVERNOR, HOW about using all those projected tax earnings from marijuana for the roads before it magically disappears?

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THANK YOU TO the nice people who bought our breakfast Sunday morning in Holly. We will pay it forward.

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OAKLAND COUNTY HAS just become the first county in Michigan to launch a universal breakfast program across the entire county. In ‘Better With Breakfast,’ no student will be singled out by others. Studies repeatedly show students who go hungry do suffer academically.

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SO, YOU CAN cavalierly murder a full term baby with no ramifications, but you can go to jail for harming a puppy. Have we all gone insane? Why do we allow this to happen? What have we become when we brutally slaughter living babies as if they were fish?

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SO THE KING is not happy with the new governor and her plan for the roads. The Republicans who controlled everything for eight years did such a fine job with the roads we should probably just stay the course. Not. I would have gone for income tax increase, and a tax on services.

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THE REPUBLICAN TAX plan for funding road repairs — increase gas tax and double the yearly vehicle registration fee. Where did that money go?

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BRAVO KING! PLEASE run for governor. (In response to March 6, 2019 column, ‘No more damn taxes.’)

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ADVOCACY GROUPS ARE lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality. More than 100 representatives are in Washington, D.C., this week for an annual gathering in support of funding for Great Lakes priorities such as toxic pollution cleanups and fighting invasive species.

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I THINK YOU’RE right about generalizing about liberals. There’s a big difference between liberals and the left. There are still some good liberals out there. Can’t say the same about the left.

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WE NEED A non-motorized lane. (Not like Holly’s bike path) Between potholes and the price of gas, we need to get out and ride, walk, etc. It would be for our health, less carbon footprint and less traffic for road workers. It’s a win win.

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NO NEW GAS tax in Michigan. Say no to our short-sighted governor and her plan to tax the heck out of all of us rather than cutting something out of the budget. This high of a tax is not what she campaigned on. She lied. Here’s the link to sign the petition:

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TO THE INCURABLE ignorants who voted for Governor Whitmer. Merry Christmas. Forty-five cents more tax per gallon of gas. It was nice getting paid while Adam Smith’s ‘Invisible hand’ kept the gears of capitalism churning along. Goodbye prosperous economy; the Socialists are here to kill you.

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CITY OF LINDEN residents, are you aware of what little non-motorized pathway is required in Linden but you will pay equally on the $14 million? Vote no on the pathway. We need streets and roads done first.

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I CANNOT BELIEVE people are still complaining about losing an hour of sleep because of daylight saving time. The majority of you don’t even work on Sunday so you have all day to sleep. If that doesn’t work, please seek mental help. It’s only one hour.

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THERE HAVE ALREADY been 2,444 Americans killed by guns in 2019.

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GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER said this week she’ll work to overturn a 2016 law that requires students to repeat third grade if they aren’t deemed proficient in state testing. ‘I think (the law) is destructive. That doesn’t fix the problem,’ the governor said. ‘A child who can’t read isn’t going to get better because you told him he was bad. Parents aren’t going to get more engaged.’

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OUR FORMER GOVERNOR, Rick Snyder, put tax increase through to fix the roads. It’s there in state coffers. Now, Gov. Whitmer wants to put through a 45-cent-per-gallon tax supposedly to fix the roads. What will this do to the sale of the GM Silverado pickup trucks produced here in Flint Township? The most sold and profitable trucks in America, lost jobs to come.

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WHITMER’S PROPOSED GAS tax is highly unlikely to happen, but I welcome it. It will help get most of your obnoxious, oversized trucks and SUVs off the roads.

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