- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)1
- Man sentenced to life for killing mother, burning her body; mouth taped shut at hearing (1/20/18)
- Cape lands new summer-league baseball team; Capaha Field to see major upgrades (1/20/18)10
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Young author gave up TV at age 7 to pursue writing, and has recently finished his third novel (1/20/18)
- Redhawk Food Pantry helping Southeast students, employees who need assistance with food, supplies (1/19/18)2
- Cinderella shines in debut at Bedell (1/20/18)
- 3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)
- Chronic wasting disease found in 2 Southeast Missouri deer; whether disease transferable to humans unknown (1/18/18)
- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
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