Tag: photo voter ID

Ashcroft makes his mark in first legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft may have quietly had one of the best first months on the job of any current statewide official. After easily winning election in August over Sen. Will Kraus and in November over Robin Smith, Ashcroft took over an office from Jason […]

Opponents of Amendment 6 join forces to defeat photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When legislators overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1631, major proponents of the measure heralded its passage as an opportunity for citizens to be assured their votes will be heard at the polls. But throughout the policy’s long lifespan in Jefferson City, photo voter ID […]

Ashcroft forms bipartisan advisory committee of county clerks

Ashcroft hopes to focus on photo voter ID in bid for Secretary of State SIKESTON, Mo. – Jay Ashcroft, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, has reached across the aisle to form a group of county clerks called the Election Integrity Advisory Committee, in part to highlight the call for […]

Nixon urges lawmakers to consider his stances before veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held his final press conference before a veto session Wednesday afternoon, and he urged lawmakers to look carefully at the bills he has vetoed since the end of the 2016 session. He asked reporters, legislators, and Missouri citizens alike to read his website’s veto […]

Franks-Hubbard election controversy may give Republicans leverage on photo voter ID

ST. LOUIS – An investigation from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alleged Wednesday that Rep. Penny Hubbard, D-St. Louis, and her campaign may have committed substantial absentee voter fraud in her Aug. 2 primary election win over challenger Bruce Franks. The report has elicited strong responses from political figures and raised questions about […]

Nixon vetoes photo voter ID law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a component of the photo voter ID package that passed the legislature this year, saying the law would disenfranchise voters. Nixon’s veto quickly drew the ire of Republican lawmakers who worked to pass the bill, saying he’s discounting the work they put […]

Photo voter ID on Nov. 8 ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Monday that a controversial photo voter ID measure passed by the General Assembly will go on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. HJR 53, sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, will amend the Missouri constitution to require voters to verify their identity with a government-issued […]

Kraus says Ashcroft failed where he succeeded

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the General Assembly passed photo voter ID Thursday evening, secretary of state candidate Jay Ashcroft claimed credit, but now his opponent in the primary, Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, is pushing back. When the legislation passed, Ashcroft said his initiative petition to put the amendment […]

Final piece of photo voter ID puzzle passes the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, received a standing ovation from his caucus as the House gave final approval Thursday night to HJR 53, the final piece of the photo voter ID package passed this session. The resolution would amend the constitution, if approved by voters, to enact […]

Key Legislation Tracker: Last week of session

Paycheck Protection – HB 1891 (Rehder/Brown) Last Action Taken: 05/13/2016  – Senate fails to override veto   Uber – HB 2330 (Mathews/Onder) Last Action Taken: 05/03/2016 – Hearing Cancelled (S) Also watch: SB 640 (bill is a House amendment); SB 861 (bill is a House amendment) (Removed in conference) It looks like the […]