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Jefferson City firefighters battle house blaze August 30, 2015


gofish 3 years, 1 month ago on gofish

If I'm a county resident and pay taxes for the County Fire Protection District, and then shop in the city and pay a sales tax for the city fire dept., it feels like double taxation for the same service from two different entities. Clearly this sales tax is a great windfall for the fire dept and whomever gets the redirected general revenue funds. Let's be clear about what this is an what it isn't. At the end of the day, it's a new sales tax. If you're in favor of higher taxes spread out amongst more citizens, go for it. If you want fewer taxes then live, breathe, and shop in the county. Of course endless annexations won't hardly allow you to shop or stay in a hotel room in the county. The only difference between the city and organized crime, is the mayor and city council are elected.


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson City festival districts to expand

An opportunity for positive community police relations should not be viewed as a burden, but rather an investment. Those statements are prime example of how this city get's it wrong. They like to talk about community policy, but balk at taking proactive steps. L-A-M-E. A thorough house cleaning along with an audit is long overdue.


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on High court upholds key part of Obama health law

"Chief Justice John Roberts announced the court’s judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans."

This is a good thing. Especially in the present economy where people like me, who even with insurance, can't afford to go to the doctor because of excessive copays and deductibles. Maybe now there will be safety net.


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on Opinion: Distracted driving

The "Don't tell me what to do" attitude" is a normal developmental stage of late teens early twenties. My parents became significantly smarter by the time I reached my late 20's and they became geniuses when I had my first child. Sometimes it's the adults that need to take the high road and grow a thicker skin when youthful people rebel.


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on Mo. Gov. Nixon signs small-business tax break

Tax breaks for small business instead of salary increases for state employees. Actions speak louder than words. Good-bye Jay. You blew it!


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on Missouri stadium expansion wins approval

Hurray for athletics...not so much for tuitions that have risen nearly every year.


gofish 3 years, 2 months ago on Two charged with abusing 2-year-old boy

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