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Elections: Ballot Summaries – Circuit Court Revision – Eminent Domain

Missouri Municipal League, et al. v. Carnahan, et al. (Case No. WD71224 – 28 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.) Where opponents of ballot initiatives to amend Missouri’s eminent domain provisions challenged fiscal notes and summaries statements ...

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Summaries can lead to full-fledged court battles

It can be difficult for Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s office to produce ballot summary language that pleases everybody. Take, for example, a measure aimed at curtailing state funding of stem cell research. A St. Louis-based group called Missouri Roundtable ...

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Robin Carnahan will run for Senate

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced Tuesday that she will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond. Last month, Bond declared that he would not seek re-election in 2010. Carnahan made her announcement in ...

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Property rights group renews efforts

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.

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