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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited Signature Packaging and Paper in Jackson today as part of a statewide tour to promote his “revenue-neutral” tax plan.


He began his address by announcing that Missouri has the lowest unemployment rate that it’s had in 17 years, and that they’re doing so through “common sense.” He also said they’ll be reducing the tax rate on businesses so the state will have the second lowest tax rate in the country.


This week, the Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization, also known as SEMPO, had their last round of public engagement sessions for their Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan draft. On Tuesday, SEMPO hosted open houses in Cape and Jackson with over 30 people in attendance.

Cape Girardeau city planner, Ryan Shrimplin says many of those who came out were passionate cyclists particularly interested in recommended routes in the plan.

Going Public: City of Jackson Sets Sights on Expansion

Jan 13, 2017
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From talks of a new police station to more businesses coming to the area, 2017 will be another year of add-ons and improvements to the city of Jackson. Mayor Dwain Hahs joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk about it.


Lewis-Thompson:  Infrastructure wise in 2016, it was a pretty big year for Jackson. And one of the main projects that became the center of attention was the roundabout. So how has the traffic flow been since the completion of that roundabout?


Missouri Department of Transportation

The intersection of Route 61 and Main Street will soon be seeing improvements with the construction of a roundabout.

MoDOT Project manager Eric Krapf says while looking at ways to improve traffic flow in uptown Jackson, the Missouri Department of Transportation determined that constructing a roundabout in that area of town would be the best option.

City of Jackson

Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr gave a review of 2012 and plans for 2013 for the City of Jackson at a Town Hall Meeting held on December 4, 2012. The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and was held at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.