- Plans in the works to save Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape (2/21/18)2
- State of emergency declared in Missouri (2/24/18)1
- Bell City arrest, Scott City incident highlight high-alert status following Fla. school shooting (2/20/18)4
- Man transitioning to woman killed herself in Cape City Jail in June; news comes from architect's pitch in Kansas (2/15/18)2
- As February winds down, Chaffee looking forward to reopening of ice cream shop (2/21/18)1
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)12
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
- Scott City puts school on lockdown; officials say alleged threat 'not credible' (2/21/18)2
- Local foodies share most romantic places (2/22/18)
- Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge (2/23/18)6
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