The Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 1 turned aside challenges to the procedural validity of two recent legislative bills. Ron Calzone, the citizen activist who opposed the bills in court, doubts they will be the last challenges to fail. “My ...Read More »
How much say do voters get when lawmakers declare something is an emergency? A series of lawsuits is testing a new — or at least newly rediscovered — aspect of Missouri election law. After lawmakers in May passed a bill ...Read More »
Missouri’s recent constitutional amendment on redistricting serves as an unusual example in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case on partisan gerrymandering. The high court is set to hear two cases on March 26 that could determine how much partisan consideration ...
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A newly approved amendment to the Missouri Constitution will strip the state’s appeals judges of one of their most unusual roles. With 62 percent of the statewide vote, Missouri voters on Nov. 6 approved Constitutional Amendment 1, a wide-ranging measure ...Read More »
Can you change a constitutional right without actually amending the constitution? Sponsors of a bill under consideration in a Missouri Senate committee are trying to find out.Read More »
Attorney General Chris Koster today unveiled a Spanish language version of his office’s Web site, the first such bilingual site in Missouri state government. “I’m delighted to be able to make government services more accessible to this growing segment of ...Read More »
Missouri Citizens for Property Rights has received the go-ahead from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to begin circulating petitions for amendments that would eliminate the use of eminent domain for private development. Centene Corp. lost its bid to have the city of Clayton use eminent domain so that the company could build a headquarters. The state Supreme Court said the blight designation was improper. The firm decided to build its headquarters in St. Louis City instead.Read More »