- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
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