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On this episode of Going Public, we spoke to newly elected mayor of Cape Girardeau, Bob Fox. A Ward 5 councilman since 2016, Fox took the mayor’s office earlier this month.

The 2018 general municipal elections are coming up next week. On April 3, voters in Cape and Scott counties will be deciding on several questions and propositions on their ballots.

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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.


State Rep. Paul Curtman, a Republican from Franklin County, says he’s running for state auditor next year, after months of entertaining a possible bid for the U.S. Senate.

Curtman is touting his conservative credentials and his service in the U. S. Marine Corps in stops around the state to officially launch his campaign.

Southeast President Responds to DACA Announcement

Sep 6, 2017
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Since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, it has been met with criticism, protests and pending legal action. The program gives legal protections to children who grew up in the United States, but were brought to the country illegally by their parents.