The candidates hoping to move into the Lieutenant Governor’s office got together last week at Lincoln University in Jefferson City to debate the issues. The topics included casino gambling, prescription drug costs, the settlement with Big Tobacco, and education. Republican Wendell Bailey says lawmakers like to say they’re taking in tax dollars to pay for education but then use the money for other programs. Democrat Joe Maxwell says there is a need for more money for education. Reform’s George Webber distrusts those collecting the revenues. And libertarian Phil Horras, who wants to eliminate the post, feels the lieutenant governor wastes a lot of time by making promises because he has no power.
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