Lawrence County Publisher Calls for Delay in Education Sales Tax Hike

Although primary election voters approved the imposition of a one percentage point sales tax hike in Lawrence County, former State Rep. now Sumner Press Publisher Roscoe Cunningham is calling for a delay in the county board’s imposing it. “While changing … Continue reading

Lawrence County Voters Approve County School Sales Tax Hike

In Southeastern Illinois lies the County of Lawrence. I subscribe to the Sumner Press and saw the ad you see below: The required referendum passed 1,557 to 1,385, according to Daily Record. Money collected from the new tax will be … Continue reading

Roscoe Cunningham’s Lament

My former legislative colleague Roscoe Cunningham (who used to buy a pan of sweet rolls to induce his Appropriations Committee members to attend his pre-meetings) bought the Sumner Press and opines each week in “Roscoe’s Journal.” The end of March … Continue reading

"Bring on the Gitmo Terrorists"

That’s what former Illinois State Representative Roscoe Cunningham says in a front page letter to United States Senator Roland Burris in his Sumner Press. Cunningham, with whom I served in the 1970′s before he, like I, caught congressional fever, continually … Continue reading