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Audio: Missouri House attempts to ban judges from changing ballot language written by Legislature

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would ban judges from changing ballot language written by the Legislature. The proposal follows two Missouri courts rewriting language for a controversial legislative redistricting measure passed by voters last fall. Bill sponsor John Wiemann, a Republican from O’Fallon, and Hillsdale Democrat Kevin Windham debated […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Amendment Three debate centers around a nonpartisan demographer

Both sides in the debate on Missouri’s Amendment Three November ballot measure presented their case to voters Wednesday evening, in a virtual forum hosted by Springfield’s Drury University. Missourians approved “Clean Missouri” in 2018, which required a nonpartisan demographer to draw state legislative districts. Amendment Three transfers that responsibility to governor-appointed bipartisan commissions. State Sen. […]

Election 2020

November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials

Missourians will be heading to the polls in November, to cast ballots on a measure imposing term limits on all statewide elected officials. You’ll be voting in November on Amendment One, which would amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two-term restriction that currently applies to the governor and treasurer to the lieutenant governor, secretary of […]

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Judge strikes down Cleaner Missouri ballot summary; state moves quickly to seek appeal

Cole County Judge Pat Joyce has ordered the ballot summary in a Cleaner Missouri legislative redistricting plan must change. In a judgment issued Monday, Joyce says the Amendment 3 ballot description is “misleading, unfair, and insufficient” and therefore in violation of state law. The Republican-dominated Missouri Legislature passed the proposed Constitutional amendment, SJR38, this year, […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles lengthy agenda after approving calendar updates to school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a request Tuesday evening to categorize two high school classes as weighted. Spanish Four was approved to be categorized as a weighted class on a unanimous vote and Desktop Publishing was approved on a vote of four to three. Trenton High School Principal Ron Franklin said the two […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visits Milan

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft held a Missouri Elections Reform meeting at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Milan this week. Third District State Representative Nate Walker helped host Ashcroft. Walker says Ashcroft listed three main priorities: fair ballot language, secure elections, and voter identification. Ashcroft said citizens should know exactly what they are voting for […]