Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

Editor:As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220...

Letter: Religion and economics don’t mix

Editor:I am a longtime customer of Gemini and reader of the Grand Rapids Business Journal. I was disappointed in your decision to print Dr....

Letter: Headline was misleading

Editor:On March 11, I was disappointed to see these pages print a highly misleading headline, “Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan,” about Consumers Energy’s...

Letter: GVSU charter schools deliver results

Editor: This fall nearly 32,000 students across Michigan are beginning their school year in a Grand Valley State University chartered school, and another 7,700 students...

Letter: Tax vote impacts revenue sharing

Editor:The Michigan House of Representatives narrowly defeated a proposal to cut the state income tax.The process unfolded much like those of us responsible for...

Letter: Thank you, GR reps, for supporting clean energy

Editor:In December, Gov. Rick Snyder signed bipartisan legislation that will increase Michigan’s use of clean, renewable energy and save Michigan families and businesses money...

Preserve the past while preparing for the future

Sam Cummings’s essay, "Together, Grand Rapids Can Be No. 1" (page 16, Aug. 24 Business Journal), is brilliant.

Letter: Health Pointe is ready to serve Grand Haven

Editor:The Grand Haven community has been the focal point of considerable discussion, deliberation and debate regarding the Health Pointe integrated health care center. With...

Teacher pension plan is shortsighted

Editor:Sen. Mark Jansen is proposing a further way to degrade the ability of public school employees to make a secure life for themselves and...

Letter: Clean air necessary

Editor:I was pleased to see the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s recent article on the new EPA limits on ozone pollution (“Air quality remains hot...

Women need opportunities

Editor:The statistics in your recent editorial, “Ignoring women leaders fouls the region’s economy” (Dec. 16), are unfortunately the grim reality of women leadership across...

Judgments confirm debt, not payment

A judgment in favor of a plaintiff who is owed a debt is not a promise that the debtor will pay. This aspect of...

State needs renewable energy

Editor:Thank you for this opportunity to comment on Michigan's energy future. As a nurse I know that people's lives depend on clean air.As citizens...

Letter: How many apartment buildings are too many?

Editor:“Is Grand Rapids in the midst of an apartment building bubble?” “Who is going to fill all of these units that are being built?”These...

Group Five apartment property management is unresponsive

Editor:I have been a resident in good standing of Walnut Hills Apartments in Grand Rapids (managed by Group Five Management Company) for the last...

Trucking industry can do better job

Your recent article “Trucking industry struggles with driver shortage” (Feb. 10) hit on many of the challenges we see the industry struggling with. New...

Another young man of color is dead

The events in Ferguson, Mo., have been on my mind and heart and I am deeply saddened.The thing that stands out in my mind...

Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

Editor:On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding...

A different way for the Kent County Land Bank

I’ve been reading with interest the discussion in the Business Journal regarding the Kent County Land Bank’s purchase of tax delinquent homes for renovation....

Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

Editor:A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a...

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