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4:45 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Signatures submitted to allow teacher tenure and early voting on Novemeber ballot

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Backers of initiative petitions to eliminate teacher tenure and to allow an early voting period have submitted signatures to get the measure on the November ballot.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase

Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax turned in signatures today.

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Politics
10:59 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Cannabis activists jailed while gathering signatures

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A Missouri marijuana advocacy group is protesting the citation of two petitioners in St. Charles over the weekend.

By Joseph Leahy, KWMU.

Two volunteers for Show-Me Cannabis Regulation say they were detained by police shortly after midnight while collecting signatures.

“I think they legitimately thought that that counted as soliciting," said John Payne, a spokesman for the group. "But gathering signatures for a petition is very much protected by the First Amendment. That is pure political expression in a purely public area.”

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Politics
10:54 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Missouri approves petitions to tax tobacco

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Missouri’s Secretary of State has now approved more than a dozen petitions related to the taxing of tobacco products.  But a lot fewer are likely to end up in circulation.  Of those remaining, the aims may be very different.  

By Elana Gordon, KCUR.

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