Letters to the Editor

Corbin should vote against more vouchers

To the Editor:

Since the beginning of the new year, I have seen several photos of Sen. Kevin Corbin, R-Franklin, handing out oversized checks in some of Western North Carolina’s eight counties.

I guess the message of these photos is that the senator has used his clout to bring these funds to the district. If that’s true, I think it’s great and I urge him to keep it up. Sen. Corbin should continue to use this clout during the upcoming short session of the General Assembly to properly fund some of the urgent needs of this area.

Our local schools are facing impending budget gaps due to the end of federal money provided in response to the pandemic. Our healthcare systems are stressed if not overwhelmed. Meanwhile, the General Assembly is considering expanding cash vouchers for private schools and additional tax cuts for the wealthy.

I urge Sen. Corbin to reject those attempts and instead make sure that state funds are used for the benefit of our local schools and people. When we have fulfilled our responsibility for public health and public education, we will all be better off.

Adam Tebrugge


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