Letters to the Editor

Lighting the fuse on local control

Here we go again. And I thought this legislative session was going to be productive. There is an adage of the Republican Party to be free from government regulations. Now with Senate Bill 1035, sponsored by Sen. Jake Chapman, R-Adel, it will take away from cities and counties the authority to regulate fireworks issues.

There appears to be overwhelming support from the locals to leave this well enough alone, and for good reason. The idea of local control is to insure the validity of what is needed in their government realm. What happens in Des Moines does not translate well elsewhere for this concern. Leave it alone.

John Carver

Decorah

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