petition http://kbia.org en Talking Politics: Petition initiatives and sunshine laws http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-petition-initiatives-and-sunshine-laws <p>Initiative&nbsp;petitions<span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;touching on 19 different issues are circulating right now to get on the ballot in November. They range from allowing early voting to eliminating teacher tenure. Signature gatherers are out, clipboards in hand, to get the thousands of signatures necessary by May 4. The catch is this: Most of these initiatives won’t make it on the ballot. KBIA's Justin Paprocki&nbsp;found out just what it takes to get an issue on the ballot.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 51418 at http://kbia.org Petition for student curator vote aims for Nov. 2014 ballot http://kbia.org/post/petition-student-curator-vote-aims-nov-2014-ballot <p>A petition completed its first step Wednesday – a movement &nbsp;to allow students to vote on their university governing boards. This means students are one step closer to reaching the November 2014 ballot.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Attorney, Brad </span>Ketcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, filed the petition.&nbsp; He said students should have a vote.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:13:48 +0000 Maddison Hill 42999 at http://kbia.org Petition for student curator vote aims for Nov. 2014 ballot Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition http://kbia.org/post/missourians-equality-pushing-discrimination-petition <p>A Missouri group may start circulating petitions for a ballot measure aimed at making it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:00:28 +0000 Associated Press 24459 at http://kbia.org Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition Petition prevails: MFA Oil withdraws request to build Break Time convenience store http://kbia.org/post/petition-prevails-mfa-oil-withdraws-request-build-break-time-convenience-store <p>The Columbia City Council was scheduled to vote Monday on a rezoning request that would allow a Break Time convenience store to be built at Rock Quarry Road and Grindstone Parkway, but MFA Oil withdrew the request.</p><p>MFA Oil withdrew its rezoning plan because neighbors in the area signed a petition against it. Phebe Lamar, an attorney for MFA Oil, said it soon became clear the City Council wouldn’t approve the plan.</p><p>Lamar said MFA Oil has done a lot to address the concerns of neighboring residents.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:55:01 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 22873 at http://kbia.org Petition prevails: MFA Oil withdraws request to build Break Time convenience store Opponents of new Break Time to re-collect petition signatures http://kbia.org/post/opponents-new-break-time-re-collect-petition-signatures <p>It’s back to the drawing board for Columbia residents fighting a rezoning that would put a new Break Time in their neighborhood near Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:58:23 +0000 Sarah Hollins 22158 at http://kbia.org Opponents of new Break Time to re-collect petition signatures Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures http://kbia.org/post/springfield-marijuana-petition-short-signatures <p>Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:44:27 +0000 Associated Press 18429 at http://kbia.org Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures