special election http://kbia.org en Special elections yield results for Mid-Missouri towns, utilities http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-yield-results-mid-missouri-towns-utilities <p></p><p>A few special elections in Mid-Missouri yesterday resulted in success for the towns and entities asking for new revenue.</p><p>In Ashland, voters approved a one half cent sales tax increase to go toward transportation projects in the town. <a href="http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/">The Boone County Clerk reports</a> a voter turnout of just over 6 percent<a href="http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/"> for two special elections</a>, with the measure passing 86 to 65. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:41:55 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38410 at http://kbia.org Special elections yield results for Mid-Missouri towns, utilities Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-bill-gets-first-round-approval-house <P>The <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.</P> <P>If passed, <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 110</A> would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election.&#160; <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</A> (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A>. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:09:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27680 at http://kbia.org Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House Gov. Nixon to set special election for June 4 http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-set-special-election-june-4 <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon plans to set June 4 as the special election date to fill the vacant seat in the Eighth District in southeast Missouri.</p><p>Rep. Jo Ann Emerson sent Nixon a letter Tuesday notifying him that her resignation from the seat would be effective at 11:59 p.m.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:48:18 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27641 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon to set special election for June 4 Special-elections bill gets speedy passage in Mo. House committee http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-bill-gets-speedy-passage-mo-house-committee A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> committee has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.<p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110">House Bill 110</a>&#160;would require special elections if the office of Lt. Governor or any other statewide office is suddenly vacated.&#160; It would allow the Governor to only appoint a placeholder who would temporarily fill the office but not be eligible to run in the special election.&#160; It’s sponsored by <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</a> (R, Salem). Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:00:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27336 at http://kbia.org Special-elections bill gets speedy passage in Mo. House committee