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Your Views: Ryan the ‘tax fighter’ deserves re-election

The National Tax Limitation Committee has awarded Speaker Paul Ryan its Lifetime Tax Fighter Award. NTLC awarded Ryan because his “votes on tax and spending issues throughout his years in Congress earned him consistent 'A' grades and now the...

Your Views: We need to live by e pluribus unum

We made history by nominating the first female candidate for president of the United States of America. Hillary Clinton has earned our vote. She has proved herself to be a pragmatic realist who has dedicated her life to making the country a better...

Your Views: Quirk should resign for endorsement of Jones

I read the letter to the editor from Carla Quirk, president of AFSCME Local 2489, in which she endorsed Jim Jones for Rock County treasurer. I felt the need to set the record straight. Jim Jones is not a union member and to my knowledge never has been....

Your Views: Gazette editorial on endorsements misses mark

This letter concerns The Gazette's July 27 editorial (Page 6A) finding fault with Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson's tepid support of Donald Trump. ...

Your Views: Officer goes beyond duty helping child

I would like to thank the Janesville Police Department. An officer went beyond my expectations at the Rock County 4_H Fair. My 7-year-old son thought he was stuck in the back of the squad car that was on display.

I had him in front of the tent...

Your Views: Sandy Disrud is clear choice for register of deeds

As town of Lima treasurer, I have been helped by Sandy Disrud many times on township issues. The register of deeds' office, real property lister's office and treasurer's office are all involved in the property tax process. The tax bills are created in ...

Your Views: Collaboration in arts is refreshing

I had the great opportunity of seeing two fantastic shows over the past few weeks. The first one was the Janesville School District's production of “Carousel” at Parker High School. The other was Beloit Memorial's production of “25th ...

Your Views: Senator acts like a bully toward UW

This letter is in response to the July 9 news article (Page 2A) regarding Sen. Steven Nass, R-LaGrange, complaining about a lecture that took place at UW-Madison.

Lawmakers are professionals and should follow professional protocol while...

Your Views: Residents could not do better than Tollefson

When Lisa Tollefson became Harmony township's clerk, I was immediately impressed with her grasp of the issues before the town board and her organizational and facilitative skills. As an election investigator, I looked forward to working directly with...

Your Views: We need leaders who represent the people

As a union member, it matters to me how our elected officials treat our workers. Not just for the common issues like prevailing wage laws, and not just union matters, but all workers, and that includes you. I believe strongly that the working class...