Former Maui resident thankful she left for Texas

I have been living off the island of Maui for nearly a year now, and after all that time virtually nothing has changed. People are still squabbling about Monsanto, road conditions and a plethora of other issues.

Now I see that the County Council and the mayor have been granted yet another pay raise by the Salary Commission. I worked in a county job for more than four years and never ever got a pay increase. In fact, for about half that time, I was taking home $400 less per month than when I started that job.

Every time I check The Maui News website, I am even more thankful than ever that my husband and I moved to the great Republic of Texas. No state income taxes, just for starters.

Rhonda Glass

Aransas Pass, Texas