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Letter to the Editor
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

The Freeport, Leechburg, Apollo Group (FLAG) is asking our state for an additional $6,700 for the restoration of facades for privately owned buildings in Leechburg. On April 18, the Armstrong County commissioners unfortunately approved sending FLAG's application to the state Department of Community and Economic Development, paving the way for our tax dollars to be used for private renovations.

I receive requests frequently in the mail for help for severely disabled veterans, who I am told cannot feed their families. We are seeing totally devastated souls close to home who have no shelter.

But the owners of Ulmer Entertainment and the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building believe it is my responsibility to supply them with dollars for their renovations.

The commissioners should have stood against this corporate-welfare maneuver and voted not to send FLAG'S request to the DCED.

Our state legislators should end the funneling of scarce dollars for these unnecessary requests.

Regina Liermann

Kiski Township

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