Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion would help Missouri's citizens

There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's pay gap is an important issue for families

In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan's budget won't help seniors

Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion benefits all Missouri residents

Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's health care shouldn't be put at risk

For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs independent, thoughtful leader

Having a forward-thinking, supportive and responsive City Council representative for your ward is a great asset, but what you also need is an independent and thoughtful leader at the top, like how Sid Sullivan would be as our next mayor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Budget debate needs reframing

Big corporations have used their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, with some profitable corporations paying no taxes at all. But who’s investing in us?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Easter resurrection is present every day

Rev. Mel West believes that wherever and whenever the Spirit of Jesus Christ is present, no matter what place or space, resurrection will occur.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala makes Columbia better

Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has qualities needed for City Council

He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has ability to work well with all

Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas brings vision, new perspective to leadership

Ian Thomas adds new perspective to City Council and will bring passion and vision to office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala has record of community service

Karl Skala will speak on behalf of the city, if elected to council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala the right choice for Third Ward

Karl Skala has experience in planning and development.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Skala is vote for solutions

Karl Skala works diligently for community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas would commit to transparency

Ian Thomas would not be beholden to any special interest group, if elected.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas running for council for right reasons

Ian Thomas has worked tirelessly for the betterment of our community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala addresses unmet needs

If elected, Karl Skala will push for developers to pay their fair share for needs created by the developments, such as roads and sewers, rather than placing an unfair burden on taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala is dedicated, experienced

Karl Skala has the experience and has proven his willingness to serve Third Ward on City Council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marine veteran Karl Skala focuses on mission, task

Karl Skala is a progressive thinking about updating development plans and zoning regulations, which include requiring developers to pay for road and sidewalk improvements.