• A Flawed Highway Bill
    Re “Senate Approves Highway Bill Extension” (news article, July 15):   Before the House Transportation Committee makes a move on a highway bill extension, members should make an important…
  • Alcohol tax hike unfair
    The Illinois Legislature would be wrong to raise taxes on alcohol ["More state tax on beer, wine, liquor?" May 16]. Increasing alcohol taxes costs jobs and disproportionally hurts those who…
  • No to taxes
    State legislatures and governors should not turn to alcohol taxes to balance their budgets. Increasing alcohol taxes costs jobs and disproportionally hurts those who are least able to pay.
  • Sarah Longwell on sobriety checkpoints
    The Legislature should reject sobriety checkpoint bills (Senate Bill 298 and House Bill 169). Checkpoints serve to funnel limited state and federal grant money away from measures that have proven…
  • Alcohol tax hike unfair, inhospitable
    Gov. Jon Corzine is wrong to call for higher taxes on alcohol in his budget. Increasing alcohol taxes costs jobs and disproportionately hurts those who are least able to pay…
  • Drink beer instead of taxing it
    The Oregon Legislature would be wrong to raise taxes on beer. Increasing alcohol taxes costs jobs and disproportionally hurts those who are least able to pay them ("Beer-tax boost…