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Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

August 28, 2015
Editor: On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding the Kent County 2016 budget process and talk of a tax increase. I want to set the record straight. Read More

Letter: Focus on parking needs relative to businesses

July 10, 2015
Editor: Wow … your editorial (“City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion,” July 6) is even more “right on” than perhaps you know. Read More

Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

June 26, 2015
Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More

Earmarks coming back

June 12, 2015
I read with interest the op-ed by Steve Carey in the May 26 Business Journal (Guest Column: “Restore Congressional control over direct spending”) bemoaning the loss of federal earmarks, blaming the Tea Party for their demise. Read More

State’s roads need support

March 20, 2015
Editor: I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot. Read More

Why I support the FCC and Net Neutrality, and why you should, too

February 27, 2015
Imagine you own a small lumberyard. Your major competitor is Home Depot, which also sells lumber, among other things. Read More

Thanks for the Newsmaker nod

February 13, 2015
Thank you for selecting me/Agility Health as one of the nominees, in the health care division, for this year’s Newsmaker of the Year. Read More

Teacher pension plan is shortsighted

October 17, 2014
Editor: Sen. Mark Jansen is proposing a further way to degrade the ability of public school employees to make a secure life for themselves and their families. Read More

Medicare Part D works for seniors

October 3, 2014
Editor, A recent op-ed (Guest Column, “Support patient choice, Michigan small business,” Sept. 22) shows how the independent drugstore lobby wants to eliminate Medicare Part D plans that offer the lowest monthly premiums and are popular with seniors. Read More

Letter: GVSU charter schools deliver results

September 12, 2014
This fall nearly 32,000 students across Michigan are beginning their school year in a Grand Valley State University chartered school, and another 7,700 students are on waiting lists trying to enroll in a Grand Valley chartered school. Read More