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Question for Brainerd School Board
How can they justify free medical insurance for them and yet, on some of these part-time cooks, cooks' helpers and dishwashers that are making only $7.50 an hour, they are talking about cutting back their hours to save money? Seems like something's kind of wrong here.
Cooks, cooks' helpers and dishwashers make $6.95 to $11.82 an hour. A Brainerd school official said the district is looking into ways to help reduce the 2003-04 budget in all areas, including tightening the hours for food service.
I understand that Dial-A-Ride will now be charging double fare for ordering a bus on the same day that we need it. I have never heard of a city bus service that demands that the customer call the day before to order the bus. Every time I have called to order a bus on the same day, I have always asked the dispatcher if they have a bus already going in the same direction that I needed to go. ... Why didn't someone tell me that they were against it when I called?
A suggested solution
To balance the state budget as the Republicans suggest on the backs of the state and county workers is really unfair ... Maybe a better idea is that if every citizen turned in the names of five people who are avoiding taxes in this state. ... I suggest that the entire state budget would be solved just by pursuing that potential tax revenue.
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