- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- 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)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
County hopes for deal to protect tax base
A compromise in the works could protect Cape Girardeau County's sales tax base while providing a sales tax break for manufacturers.
Sen. Jason Crowell, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet director Mitch Robinson and Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones have been discussing how to promote economic growth and provide the needed revenue to operate the county. Jones, with support from his fellow commissioners and leaders of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, has raised objections to a proposal to grant a sales tax exemption for utility purchases by manufacturers.
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