Proposition One Debate
"We're looking at a loss of immunizations, TB testing, tuberculosis, pregnancy testing, blood pressures, blood sugars, a lot of referral services," she said.
Proposition One taxes pay for the Cooper County Public Health Center. If it passes Aug. 8, each owner will pay an additional $47.50 per year on a $100,000 home.
"We've been in business for 75 years and to lose critical services, such as immunizations, is really devastating to the community," explained Hein.
If the center closes, one local resident said she'll have to go to Columbia for her children's health care. But, another resident said Proposition One, plus rising gas prices and a possible higher minimum wage, are just too much.
For more details about candidates and issues on next Tuesday's ballot, go to KOMU's online election guide: Smart Decision 2006.