- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Jetton is losing students' trust
To the editor:
As a student at Southeast Missouri State University, I and many of my peers find the actions of House Speaker Rod Jetton troubling. On Feb. 13 several of Southeast's student government members were so concerned that they traveled to Jefferson City to participate in discussions concerning this matter. I share this concern and find it unacceptable that Jetton would make the statement that he wouldn't support funding for construction of the River Campus unless members of the board of regents resign.
Why is it after seven General Assembly appropriations, a formal groundbreaking and communications from the legislature that showed full support for the River Campus project that Jetton is asking questions? After all this activity, in one rash decision all funding and support from the legislature has been stripped away to be placed on the backs of students.
How do the students of Southeast, their parents and families, faculty and staff learn to trust state legislators again? I suppose that's something we can figure out when elections roll around.
HEATHER K. VALLE, Cape Girardeau