- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
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