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Republicans have it wrong on tax cuts

To The Herald-Whig: Let's be clear. When Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget says the proposed Republican budget is a "taxpayer-first" budget, he's not talking about a budget that reflects your wishes. Everyone pays taxes in one

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LaHood calm as protesters disrupt town hall

To The Herald-Whig: I have supported Darin LaHood in all of his political races because he states his beliefs and stands behind his actions. He does not use political polling to determine or alter his positions. I attended one of his town halls expecting

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What about the Clinton's Russian connections?

To The Herald-Whig: The sounds and words of liberal hatred continue to flood the media. As the pillars of liberalism are challenged by the Trump administration, the liberal media are distorting everything Trump is attempting to do. Let's look at some rece

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American Health Care Act would harm Illinois kids

To The Herald-Whig: When I was in training to be a pediatric critical care doctor, I frequently came to Quincy to life-flight children from Blessing Hospital to St. Louis Children's Hospital. I felt an intense responsibility toward these particular childr

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Illinois state government hurting school districts

To The Herald-Whig: Last year a group of superintendents sent a letter to this paper outlining our concerns with education funding in Illinois and no K-12 spending plan. It is now one year later, and we are facing the same issue. The rhetoric is heating u

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Illinois' budget impasse affects every state resident

To The Herald-Whig: Illinois has gone almost two years without a budget, and yet many say that the budget crisis hasn't affected them. But it has. School districts in Illinois are owed over a billion dollars for the school year that has just ended. When

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Medicare for all is one health care option

To The Herald-Whig: It would seem the question for Americans is whether health care is a privilege or a right. The thought by some in Congress is that people who can't afford the cost of their own medical care have nobody to blame but themselves, and why

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Removal of Confederate emblems only a start

To The Herald-Whig: My dad told me to never start a job you can't finish. Now that New Orleans and North Carolina have removed all the Confederate flags and Confederate monuments because they remind people of racism, they need to finish what they started.

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Take precautions to prevent children's heatstroke deaths

To The Herald-Whig: I'm writing you today as a concerned parent. In 2015 there were 24 child heatstroke deaths nationwide. These children died because they were left in a hot vehicle and suffered heatstroke. What makes this so sad is that these deaths wer

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McDonough Democrats hear Chris Kennedy's message of hope

To The Herald-Whig: Those unable to attend the 31st annual McDonough County Democratic Coalition Dinner on May 25 missed a night of positive energy and great speeches. The overall message that is clear from the turnout of over 240 people, which was the la