Category: Initiative Petitions

Unions look to force statewide vote with 310,000 signatures seeking to block right-to-work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that, pending a review of petitions by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri labor unions’ efforts in the fight to push back right-to-work laws from taking effect in the Show-Me State have been successful. Thousands of anti-RTW protesters crowded the State Capitol on Friday […]

Pro right-to-work group accused of armed intimidation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A pro-right-to-work group is catching some flak after it was reported that four armed men were handing out literature opposing the anti-RTW movement in Buchanan County. According to a report by the St. Joseph News-Press, the men were seen walking the grounds of the Buchanan County […]

As GOP launches attacks, labor to present RTW ballot signatures August 18th

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Labor groups have announced that they intend to present their signatures to put right-to-work up for a statewide vote in 2018 on August 18, and as the court battles wind down, the GOP has taken their attacks from the courtroom to public square. Labor has decided […]

Right-to-work opponents score victory with new court ruling

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Right-to-work opponents can celebrate another victory in their fight to get their referendum on the ballot. The issue concerns the passage of right-to-work legislation this past session, as the new law bans the collection of union dues. Republicans and Gov. Eric Greitens promised to bring right-to-work […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]