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January 23, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.
I agree. He's far too modest. I'll pass along the thanks. It was quite the adventure or so I have read.
November 13, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
If I worship Chris Redfern and provided political cover then please explain why I'd write this column a day earlier?
November 8, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
It was a voice vote and I was watching the committee so, yeah, I literally took them at their word as no one said no.
September 10, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
The article mentions three times that the votes were unanimous.
September 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
I did ask the questions and Betras said no to the claims. Just because someone makes unsubstantiated allegations doesn't mean it's worthy to be included in my column. But as I mentioned, the questions were asked and answered.
June 7, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
Contracts that expired in 2010 included raises.
The United Steelworkers Local 2163-6 union representing wastewater employees received a 3 percent raise in 2010, the last year of a three-year contract.
Teamsters Local 277, which represents street department workers, received a 2.5 percent raise in a contract that expired Dec. 31, 2009.
The two examples above were for contracts signed in 2008 and 2007, respectively, but were three-year deals thus the base-pay salary increases last received in 2010 by wastewater union - or four years ago.
January 7, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
I'm not afraid or refuse to use Marc Dann's campaign treasurer's name, who was found guilty of violating campaign finance law. It's Mary Beth Snyder.
I don't have a vote as to who this newspaper endorses. But many people, including myself, hold Betty Montgomery in high regard.
June 14, 2013 at 4:54 p.m.
Like all candidates in competitive races, the two Green Party council president's candidates were sent letters with requests to provide information about themselves. Both declined to respond. I even gave Susie an extension when she requested it.
What does it take to get fair election coverage from The Vindicator? A willingness from the candidates is a start.
April 28, 2013 at 6:37 p.m.
Jimmy Hughes has until about 8 a.m. Monday to withdraw from the Democratic primary. I've heard he's seriously considering it to run as an independent. We'll find out very soon.
February 10, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.