- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)4
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
Vote no on Proposition A
To the editor,
As a lifelong resident of Missouri, I encourage all Missourians to vote no on Proposition A because it:
Is not about schools. It is about casinos.
Is confusing and misleading.
Would permit 130,000 convicted felons, sex offenders and problem gamblers to enter casinos.
Does away with Missouri's $500 loss limit.
Creates a monopoly among the existing Missouri casinos.
Overstates revenue for schools based on manipulated data.
Requires unfunded audits of casinos.
Missouri newspapers say:
Springfield News-Leader: "Is Prop A the Tony Soprano of Ballot Measures?"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Prop A Has Issues"
Kansas City Star: "Casinos blundered on Prop A"
Jefferson City Tribune: "Vote 'no on deceitful Proposition A"
Columbia Daily Tribune: "School Groups Cool to Prop A: Educators Disinterested in 'Schools First'"
Southeast Missourian: "Proposition A is too confusing"
Joplin Globe: "Written by casinos, for casinos"
Don't be fooled by the casinos $15 million ad campaign. Missouri law enforcement, religious groups, legislators and both gubernatorial candidates are against Proposition A. Likewise, Missouri teachers and school superintendents are suspect of the foundation formula change.
Your no vote on Nov. 4 is the right thing to do for Missouri.
DAVID B. KNIGHT, Cape Girardeau