Bob Barrett

To the editor The Farm Market Bill that Rep. Barrett carried this session along with Senator Lourey in the Senate is a good bill. Unfortunately, what’s becoming Rep. Barrett’s calling card is breaking the law, skirting the law or breaking the rules. That’s what he’s done with the Farmer’s Market Bill. His landlords are Greg [...]

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To the editor Republican campaign literature for Representative Bob Barrett touts his support for our schools. It states that he voted to increase education funding for schools along with more money reaching the students. However, Representative Barrett, while voting for more money for schools, voted against the tax bill that would fund the additional school [...]

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To the editor Representative Bob Barrett has earned our vote for reelection. Representative Barrett has consistently voted to support responsible spending and oppose the Democrats’ massive increase in wasteful government spending, opposing the $90-million Senate office complex that costs $1.3 million for every politician’s office in the building, tens of millions to pay off the [...]

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To the editor In the ongoing parade of Rep. Barrett scandals, I’d like to address the matter of his rental of his alleged residence at significantly below-market rate. For the last few years, Mr. Barrett has paid $500/month for rent on a lakeshore home with two bedrooms and two baths. This lakefront rental is valued [...]

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To the editor I read Ms. Kling’s letter to the editor (ECM Post, 9/11) with great interest. I am a co-founder and past vendor at the Chisago City Farmers Market, as well as a landlord. As a landlord, I am very aware of the damage a renter can impose on my property. A trustworthy tenant [...]

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To the editor Is Barret’s tax evasion is illegal? It looks like it to me. Most good accountants are able to explain the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Tax evasion is illegal and may land you in prison. The homestead property tax classification is a good example of a policy that both reduces [...]

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