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Michigan taxpayers deserve better

• Nov 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

Thank you, Mr. Peter R. Bol, for your informative letter on lawmakers' ethics (“Your Views,” Nov. 13). Michigan does not have a very effective legislative body of government in Lansing, which you have pointed out.

Our Michigan taxpayers deserve better. But, going to the polls and voting for your candidate will do nothing for this problem. We must eliminate the politicians drawing the voting maps that manipulate elections to serve themselves. The League of Women Voters are hard at work on Redistricting Michigan so that the voter makes the decision on who goes to Lansing.

I have often thought we should again consider a half-time legislative body which receives a half-time salary (we might have money for roads, schools, health care) instead of half-time legislator getting a full-time salary. Now they have gone deer hunting!

Sylvia Ruscett

Spring Lake

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