elections 2016

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Missouri voters passed Amendment 6 Tuesday to become the eighth state to require a photo ID to vote. 

Amendment 6, which requires voters to show a state, federal or military issued ID to cast a ballot, passed with 63 percent of the vote.

Candidates Make Final Push Day Before Election

Nov 7, 2016

  Candidates for statewide office in Missouri are crisscrossing the state, taking nothing for granted in what is shaping up to be a nail-biter in the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Polls show that heading into the election on Tuesday, Democrat Chris Koster and Republican Eric Greitens are in a virtual tie in their bid for governor. The same is true in the Senate race, where incumbent Republican Roy Blunt is trying to hold off a spirited challenge from Democrat Jason Kander.

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Dozens of people gathered in support of Brian Treece at Broadway Brewery on Tuesday night. They gathered to eat, talk and watch the votes for mayor being tallied.

Treece said he believed they ran a great campaign effort and brought together many volunteers who had never volunteered with a campaign before.

“They say campaigns are the ultimate team sport and I thought we put together a great team,” Treece said.

Treece said they knew it would be a close vote, so he and his supporters, friends and family gathered to wait and see what the final verdict would be.

Columbia Public Schools

On April 5, Columbia voters will have their say on two measures that would impact Columbia Public School District’s finances.

During the upcoming municipal election, Columbia residents will decide whether to pass an operational tax levy increase and a $30 million dollar bond proposal for the Columbia Public School District. 

Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said the levy increase and bond proposal are two very different things.

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A yes vote means no and a no vote means maybe. That's the choice being presented to Columbia residents who will vote Tuesday on Proposition 1.


A yes vote on Proposition 1 would lock in Columbia’s current bag-based trash collection system and prevent the city from considering roll carts or other trash collection options in the future.


The Solid Waste Advocacy Group (SWAG) collected more than 4,000 signatures on a petition to stop the city from implementing roll carts last fall, and the city council decided to place it before voters.


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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.

McCaskill is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the group, called Ready for Hillary.

The organization does not have official ties to the former secretary of state but it's trying to lay the foundation for another Clinton campaign.