Politics

Politics
10:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Liasson Tells Show Me Center Crowd That Midterm Election Hinges On Turnout

Midterm elections are coming up and NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson presented "Let's Talk Politics" at the University Speaker Series on Oct. 28 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Liasson discussed topics like potential impacts for the upcoming midterm election, the presidential election and voter turnout.

"This is what we call a turnout election, " Liasson said. "There are very few swing voters in America. Mostly there are people who made up their minds but it's just a question of getting them out to the polls."

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School
3:55 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Scott City Voters To Decide On $1.75 Million No Tax Increase School Bond

scschools.k12.mo.us

Scott City voters will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition Kids on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Proposition Kids is a no tax increase bond issue for the Scott City R-1 School District in Scott County, Mo.

The proposition will allow the school district to borrow $1.75 million.The money will be divided two ways. One million will be used to enhance security at entrances, repair roofs and remodel and renovate the cafeteria.

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Community
4:00 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Cape Girardeau Social Welfare Group Held First Chapter Meeting

Starting at the beginning of next year, chapter meetings should be held once a month.
Missouri Association for Social Welfare Facebook

The Missouri Association for Social Welfare will held its first chapter meeting on Monday, October 27 at the United Way.

The citizen membership association was created in 1901 and advocates for social justice. It is a statewide organization based in Jefferson City and has seven chapters throughout Missouri.

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It's All Politics
12:57 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:43 am

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Tax
4:38 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Cape Girardeau Voters To Consider Fire Tax Extension

Jacob McCleland KRCU

Cape Girardeau voters will have a chance to extend a 1/8 cent portion of a quarter-cent sales fire tax when they head to the ballot box on Nov. 4. The tax has been used to fund improvements at Cape Girardeau’s fire department facilities and for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment.

The tax was first passed in 2004.

A “Yes” vote will extend the tax to 2035.

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