- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)6
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)2
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Next time, legislators should listen
To the editor:
I read with interest and a great sense of dread the article in the Jan. 3 edition, "Last year's Medicaid cutbacks reviewed." The observation by House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, that "you don't always know the consequences of any bill you pass until it actually goes into place" quite frankly scares me to death that there are actually politicians making and passing laws that the rest of us are paying for dearly and that the politicians have no idea of the reality they force the rest of us to live in.
As a disabled Missourian, it angers me that obviously the Republican-controlled House, Senate and governor did not pay attention when the disabled people of Missouri tried to tell them what would happen with the cutbacks they were proposing. They did not listen to the countless pleas to reconsider how the sharp cuts would affect us and our caretakers and families. Perhaps in the future when Mr. Jetton's constituents tell him the consequences, he will listen. If not, perhaps it is time for Jetton to go home and let someone else represent the true needs of all Missourians.
GENA BISHER, Cape Girardeau