Politics
4:10 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Kinder will pay penalty for missing a property tax bill

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's campaign says he will pay a penalty for missing a tax bill on property he owns in Cape Girardeau.

Property tax records show Kinder owes $192 of taxes plus $42 of penalties and interest for the 2011 tax year. Campaign manager Logan Thompson said Kinder had been unaware of the bill but would pay it Monday.

Thompson said Kinder owns three properties in Cape Girardeau — his home, a former residence that he now rents out, and a plot that has not been developed. He said Kinder never saw the tax bill for the vacant land because it had been sent to the address that he rents to others.

Kinder is in a hotly contested Republican primary with state Sen. Brad Lager, of Savannah.