Two bills heard in House committee on Wednesday would modify absentee voting in Missouri in two pretty different ways. One bill would change the absentee voting application process by requiring photo identification for mail-in ballot requests. Bill sponsor Rep. Dan Stacy, a Republican from western Missouri’s Blue Springs, said the bill would strengthen the integrity […]
The partial government shutdown is in day 25 over President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall. Northern Missouri Republican Congressman Sam Graves says border security agents support the wall. Democrats, including Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, claims more technology is needed at the border. They say the wall would […]
The Missouri legislative session is underway and Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh is already feeling it. Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh says she’s tired of Republicans trying to reverse ballot measures passed by voters. Walsh opposes possible Republican plans to overturn a lobbyist gift ban, campaign donations limits and legislative redistricting.
Missouri’s attorney general has filed a brief in the state Supreme Court aiming to end the practice of modern-day debtors’ prisons. Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he opposes jailing people who cannot pay fines for traffic violations and other minor offenses. In a press release from Schmitt, he says courts should not be […]
There’s disagreement among farmers over the Clean Missouri ballot measure to redraw voting districts. The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes the proposal, claiming it would weaken the power of rural voters. Mid-Missouri cattle rancher Susan Williams says Cooper County where she lives is already disenfranchised because it’s divided into four legislative districts. Former Missouri […]
Central Missouri native Jacob Luetkemeyer is the Constitution Party candidate in the State Auditor’s race tomorrow. Luetkemeyer, of California, has a background in analytics and computer technology and works in IBM’s Security division. Luetkemeyer says he’s against Clean Missouri’s Amendment One on tomorrow’s election ballot. Jacob Luetkemeyer opposes having a state demographer draw […]
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their ballots—Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and proposition C. Voters are permitted to vote “yes” or “no” on each of the ballot measures. You can read the full text of each ballot issue in the November 6 General Election by going to the Missouri […]
Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri. Amendment 1 […]
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s disturbed by the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But the Missouri Democrat says her decision to oppose his nomination involves Kavanaugh’s support for anonymous political ads. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee plans to question Kavanaugh on Monday about the sexual allegation.
(Missurinet) – Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill opposes the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. During a committee hearing this week in Washington on the proposed plan, she says rural America would experience a decline in service. The Postal Service has been asking for flexibility to increase prices and ease some of the […]
The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that includes a proposed gas tax increase. During House debate on this final day of the regular session, St. Charles Republican Rep. Phil Christofanelli strongly opposes the measure that would ask Missouri voters in November whether the state should boost the tax by 2.5 cents annually for four […]
With just a few days before the cutoff mark to qualify for the November election, a group has passed a hurdle to place a minimum wage hike before voters. Raise Up Missouri collected the necessary signatures for its ballot initiative to qualify for final approval from the secretary of state’s office. Tony Wyche says, contrary […]