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IP filed to ban toll roads in Missouri

IP filed to ban toll roads in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new initiative petition filed Wednesday would add a significant wrinkle into Missouri’s continuing debate over funding transportation infrastructure. The A Better Road Forward (ABRF) PAC filed a petition to ban all future tolls on Missouri’s roads. ABRF Chairman Wayne Baker said toll roads on Missouri’s roadways would amount to “double taxation.” “Missourians already

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New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, Missouri’s medical marijuana measure fell just 23 signatures short of making the November ballot. Now, the same group will hope to have just slightly better luck in the 2018 election. New Approach Missouri announced they would begin their signature collection this month for Initiative Petition 2018-051, which would make Missouri the 29th

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Conservationists gear up for fight against captive cervid legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Brandon Butler, the executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri, is especially fond of one quote from President and noted conservationist Teddy Roosevelt. “The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.” To Butler, it succinctly and perfectly explains his role as a conservationist. He advocates

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High number of initiative petition filings puts strain on auditor’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office is currently experiencing a glut of initiative petitions that are wearing its resources thin. Between Nov. 21 and Dec. 8 – a span of just two-and-a-half weeks – 88 initiative petitions were submitted to the state auditor’s office by Secretary of State Jason Kander for the

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Lawsuit filed against Amendment 2

Schaaf argues his resolution will preserve amendment ST. LOUIS – A federal lawsuit filed early Wednesday will seek to stop the limits placed on campaign contributions caused by the approval of Amendment 2 by Missouri voters. Missouri Electric Cooperatives and Legends Bank, represented by attorney Chuck Hatfield, will also ask that the amendment be blocked

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Amendment 3 supporters make final push

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three proponents of Amendment 3 joined reports on a conference call to make a case voters to pass the Early Childhood Education and Health Care Amendment on Nov. 8. Jane Dueker – a spokesperson for Vote Yes on 3 for Kids, joined outgoing Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, D-Kansas City, and St. Louis

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Amendment 4 cites growing support from Republican, Libertarian Parties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Both the Missouri Republican Party and the Missouri Libertarian Party are pushing for voters to cast a yes vote on a ballot measure that would ban a sales tax on services. The state GOP sent a letter to supporters and party members Thursday urging them to vote for Amendment 4, called

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Greitens trims Koster’s lead as Trump surges in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While Chris Koster leads Eric Greitens narrowly, Donald Trump has reopened a double-digit lead in Missouri and Amendment 3 faces a large deficit as the latest Missouri Times polling brings key races into focus with less than two weeks before polls close. In the fluctuating race to be Missouri’s next governor,

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Clashes over Amendment 3 continue as questions arise over appropriation of funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As polling shows Amendment 3 falling behind, a group supporting the amendment announced a new national endorsement while a group of educators called the amendment a potential slush fund for politicians and private schools. Missouri Times polling showed Wednesday that more Missourians favor a “no” on the Early Childhood Health and

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Amendment 3 gets support of industry’s biggest voice in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Business leaders threw their weight behind Amendment 3 at a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday. Ray McCarty, president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Missouri, and Dave Overfelt, the president of the Missouri Retailers Association, met with Yes on 3 for Kids spokesman Jack Cardetti and members of the

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