- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Blunt supports small business
To the editor:
This letter is in response to your article, "Blunt, McCaskill tout help for business," which omitted that Matt Blunt has received the endorsement of both the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, the two most prominent advocates of small business.
According to Gov. Bob Holden's Web page, his differences with Claire McCaskill are minor. Holden has pushed for higher taxes the last four years. McCaskill's record as a state legislator reflects her desire to raise taxes. Blunt wants to end the franchise tax. Taxes can have a devastating effect on small business.
Blunt has repeatedly expressed his desire to reform the anti-business legal environment in Missouri. McCaskill, like Holden, would veto legislation preventing a southern Missouri business from being dragged into a St. Louis courtroom for something that has nothing to do with St. Louis. Blunt has said he would have signed this legislation passed the last two years, carrying into effect these changes. As a business owner, I can testify to the need for changing the regulatory environment for Missouri businesses.
We rate poorly as a state for new medical graduates to locate. Numerous doctors in our area already have discontinued performing high-risk procedures such as delivering babies. Our governor must agree with our legislature and sign legal reform.
It is time to move in a new direction and again reject the failed policies of Holden. Vote for Blunt.
GLENN REEVES, Cape Girardeau