- 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)
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.