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Let’s recoup all the costs from oil leakers

To the editor: There have been many government employees assigned to the BP fiasco. Most of them reside outside the contaminated area and therefore are on temporary assignment. They now receive a per diem to cover their extra expenses such as housing, meals and transportation.

Memorial Day

The first weekend of summer. Time for picnics and barbecues and trips to the beach.

WEEKLY EDITORIAL RECAP

Do voters, who began casting ballots May 22 in early voting for the June 8 primary, want candidates who are hostile toward the struggling employers and taxpayers who cover governments’ bills, or do they support reining in ever-growing budgets and the compensation they provide to our ruling elite? That choice will define next year’s legislative session.

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