In an article posted Thursday, the Springfield Business Journal examines Proposition A. For the most part, it is a fair, even-handed look at the issue, but it fails to note one thing.
Though the article mentions the millions of dollars being funneled into the issue by the casinos and the lack of enthusiasm for Proposition A from educators, it fails to mention that every cent put into the Yes on A Committee comes from the casinos (Ameristar and Pinnacle Entertainment), according to documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Not one cent has come from the education side. If educators believed this issue was a good thing for Missouri schools, they would be lining up to get on board. That has not happened and odds are, it is not going to.
Proposition A is a blatant attempt to promote the gambling business, something which can only be done if its proponents can convince people it's not for the casinos, it's for the kids.