constitutional amendment http://kbia.org en Missouri Voters To Decide On Privacy Protection, Veterans' Lottery Ticket http://kbia.org/post/missouri-voters-decide-privacy-protection-veterans-lottery-ticket <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the five proposed constitutional amendments </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will get to vote on in August, two of them have generated little attention and virtually no controversy.&#160; One would expand the right against unreasonable search and seizures to include electronic communications and data, while the other would create a new Missouri lottery ticket to fund the needs of veterans.</span><p><strong>Electronic data and communications</strong><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="If Missouri voters pass Constitut Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:43:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 56453 at http://kbia.org Missouri Voters To Decide On Privacy Protection, Veterans' Lottery Ticket Missouri lawmakers pass gun rights amendment http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-gun-rights-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed amendment to the state Constitution intended to strengthen the right to bear arms.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:27:30 +0000 Associated Press 52606 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass gun rights amendment Missouri House endorses early voting measures http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-early-voting-measures <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has endorsed a pair of early voting measures, though some Democrats contend they could create confusion for a proposed initiative petition that seeks to go further in allowing advanced voting.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:31 +0000 Associated Press 51450 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses early voting measures Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-sets-aside-transportation-tax-increase <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 50746 at http://kbia.org Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-parental-rights-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:29:26 +0000 Associated Press 49476 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors http://kbia.org/post/proposed-amendment-would-limit-budget-cuts-made-governors <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri governors would be barred from making budget cuts to schools under a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:04:49 +0000 Associated Press 48869 at http://kbia.org Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors House approves voter ID requirement bill http://kbia.org/post/house-approves-voter-id-requirement-bill <p style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Missouri&nbsp;House has passed legislation that would require voters&nbsp;</span><font color="#333333">to show photo identification at polling places.</font></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:36:03 +0000 Associated Press 48844 at http://kbia.org House approves voter ID requirement bill Mo. prosecutors back child sex abuse amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-prosecutors-back-child-sex-abuse-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;prosecutors are organizing a campaign on behalf of a proposed constitutional amendment they say will help convict people who commit repeated sex offenses against&nbsp;<font color="red">children</font>.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:12:02 +0000 Associated Press 47262 at http://kbia.org Senate panel weighs electronic privacy protection http://kbia.org/post/senate-panel-weighs-electronic-privacy-protection <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri Senate committee is considering whether to extend constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure to electronics.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:59:59 +0000 Associated Press 47259 at http://kbia.org Senate panel weighs electronic privacy protection Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-farm-constitutional-amendment <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch using "modern methods." Tue, 14 May 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33731 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment Mo. House panel advances gun rights amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-advances-gun-rights-amendment <p>A Missouri House committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at protecting gun rights.</p><p>The amendment approved on Tuesday would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include defending one's "family" with a firearm as a guaranteed constitutional right.</p><p>Sponsoring Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, says the legislation would protect against proposed gun control laws at the state and federal level.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:48:40 +0000 Associated Press 33361 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel advances gun rights amendment Mo. Senate backs farmers' rights amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-backs-farmers-rights-amendment <p>The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers' rights.</p><p>The legislation originally would have barred voters from passing initiatives that would infringe on farmers' rights. But that portion was removed after opposition from senators concerned about blocking the petition process.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:15:52 +0000 Associated Press 31864 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate backs farmers' rights amendment Term limit changes pass Missouri House by a wide margin http://kbia.org/post/term-limit-changes-pass-missouri-house-wide-margin <p>The Missouri House has passed a bill that would amend the term limits law passed by state voters in 1992.&nbsp; Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:05:11 +0000 Associated Press 30083 at http://kbia.org Term limit changes pass Missouri House by a wide margin Mo. House OKs farming constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-oks-farming-constitutional-amendment <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a measure that supporters say will help protect farmers.<br>The proposed state constitutional amendment would prohibit laws that limit what it calls modern farming and ranching practices unless they're passed by the Legislature. The measure would add that the right to engage in modern farming and ranching practices are "forever guaranteed."</p><p>House members endorsed the measure Wednesday. It needs another vote before moving to the state Senate. If it passes the Legislature, the amendment would go to a statewide vote.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:30:38 +0000 Associated Press 29632 at http://kbia.org Mo. House OKs farming constitutional amendment Support dwindles for Amendment 3 http://kbia.org/post/support-dwindles-amendment-3 <p>A Missouri ballot measure proposing to change how judges are appointed is losing support. Amendment 3’s supporters say they don’t like the summary that will appear on the ballot.</p><p>Amendment 3 will show up on Missouri ballots come Nov. 6, but its supporters say they’re not happy with what voters will read about it.</p><p>Secretary of State Robin Carnahan wrote the summary of the amendment for the ballot, but supporters say the summary is misleading and filed suit.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:21:04 +0000 Gina Cook 22204 at http://kbia.org Support dwindles for Amendment 3 Mo. appeals court upholds judicial ballot measure http://kbia.org/post/mo-appeals-court-upholds-judicial-ballot-measure <p>A Missouri appeals court panel has upheld the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the process for selecting appellate judges.</p><p>In its ruling Monday, a three-judge panel of the Western District Court of Appeals certified the summary that voters will see on the November ballot.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:06:43 +0000 Associated Press 21336 at http://kbia.org Mo. appeals court upholds judicial ballot measure Newscast for January 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-20-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:25:42 +0000 Janet Saidi 7368 at http://kbia.org State Senate proposes constitutional amendment to grow conservation commission http://kbia.org/post/state-senate-proposes-constitutional-amendment-grow-conservation-commission <p>Missouri senators are proposing a state constitutional amendment that would double the size of the Conservation Commission and make it geographically diverse.</p><p><o:p></o:p></p><p>The commission oversees the Department of Conservation which is currently made up of four members, with no more than two from the same political party. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.<o:p></o:p></p><p>The proposed change in the state Constitution would expand the commission to eight members and require that they be from different areas of Missouri.<o:p></o:p></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 7146 at http://kbia.org State Senate proposes constitutional amendment to grow conservation commission Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-endorses-spending-limit-proposal <p>A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:11:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press 6880 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal