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."
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.
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.