missouri secretary of state jason kander http://kbia.org en Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative http://kbia.org/post/missouri-teachers-file-lawsuit-over-language-ballot-initiative <P>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024"> a proposed constitutional amendment </A>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</P> <P>In a press release issued Friday, the four plaintiffs in the suit say school districts would be allowed to fire or cut the pay of teachers and administrators without cause or due process, and that the ballot language should be rewritten to reflect that.&#160; They also say the initiative will be more expensive than its backers h Mon, 06 May 2013 13:10:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33220 at http://kbia.org Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative Kander announces legal action over Mamtek failure http://kbia.org/post/kander-announces-legal-action-over-mamtek-failure Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is taking action against a financial management company connected to the failed Mamtek artificial sweetener plant in mid-Missouri.<p>In his role as Secretary of State Jason Kander also serves as Missouri’s chief securities regulator.<p>He’s accusing Morgan Keegan, a Memphis-based firm of helping defraud Missourians based on a list of falsehoods, including the claim the Mamtek held several production patents. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:07:31 +0000 Adam Allington 31553 at http://kbia.org Kander announces legal action over Mamtek failure