- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)6
- 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
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)3
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
Need guarantee for how money for roads is used
To the editor:
Thursday's editorial about the Missouri Department of Transportation and what it did or didn't do with the 1992 6-cent fuel tax is misleading. According to your previous news stories, not all the revenue from the 6 cents went to MoDOT. It appears that the elected representatives in Jefferson City never intended the money to go only to transportation needs. I do not recall the percentage that went to other agencies' coffers, but it would be good if you reminded us.
I am not likely to vote for more taxes on my vehicle fuel unless there is a clear guarantee of exactly what it will be used for.
ROBERT T. LUCAS