- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Sands Pancake House moving to Morgan Oak location (8/11/17)1
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Cape movie theater to feature recliners, new food and drink options (8/11/17)3
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
Farm Bureau stresses need to restore trust
To the editor:
Missouri Farm Bureau's position on Proposition B is the result of the policy adopted by our members, who recognize the need for additional transportation funding but also believe state government should implement the reforms necessary to restore the public trust.
When the Missouri General Assembly crafted Proposition B, Farm Bureau actively worked to include provisions addressing the diversion of highway funds, restoring fairness in the allocation of state funds, making transportation funding a higher state priority and increasing funding for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Unfortunately, the legislature chose to ignore these reforms.
If Proposition B passes, additional transportation funding will be available to the state. If it fails, let's hope state policy makers are wiser from the experience and a transportation-funding package is developed that voters will accept.
Missouri Farm Bureau
Jefferson City, Mo.