Opponents of a Tobacco Tax Initiative Say Local Governments Could Lose Money if the Measure Passes

Opponents of a tobacco tax initiative on the Missouri ballot say local governments could lose money if the measure passes. The proposal could raise the state cigarette tax from $0.17 to $0.90 per pack and also increase taxes on other tobacco products. An estimate from the state auditor’s office says it would generate between $283 million and $423 million annually for the state, but an association of convenience stores hired an economist at MU to analyze the issue. That study assumes a higher tax will decrease sales of tobacco products, thus decreasing dales tax revenues for cities and counties.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Soccer Player Anna Merseal from St. Clair High School. Anna currently leads the team with 15 goals and nine assists. Last game out, Anna scored leading the Bulldogs to a 2-0 win over Fatima. Coach Tim Isgrig says Anna has worked hard to improve her game in the past year. Her teammates respect her and look to her for leadership. Anna is also a very good student. Current GPA is 3.8.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 1 day ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 19 min ago

Baseball...
Warrenton 6 Liberty 1 at TR Hughes

Waynesville Tournament...
Sullivan 16 Iberia 2. Jake Lochner hit a grand slam
Waynesville 4 Sullivan 1

Salem Tournament...
St. James 10 Salem 2
St. James 6 Eldon 5

Wright City 7 Hermann 3. Wright City improves to 10-3