Letter to Editor

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Dear Editor,

Government regulations are hurting our local businesses. I was disappointed to learn that Rep. Dykema voted to force home daycare centers into a state employee union. She’ll say they are not forced, but the state takes the money out of the voucher whether they join or not. These are small women owned home daycares that are being hurt.

These small businesses have opposed being in the SEIU for 8 years. Instead of the legislature accepting that decision, they passed legislation to force them to pay union dues.

Rep. Dykema’s vote was anti-small business. The large corporate daycare centers like Kindercare are exempt.

Worse yet, it will cause the rates for parents to increase, and moreso cause them to close their doors. This hurts parents and children who rely on trusty local daycares.

On November 6th we can do better. Vote Marty Lamb for State Representative.

Donald Folkes
22 Stowe Rd
Southborough, MA