voter initiatives http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Humane Society finances another Mo. initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/humane-society-finances-another-mo-initiative <p>The Humane Society of the United States has contributed nearly $93,000 toward <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ballot-measure-aimed-initiative-petitions">a Missouri initiative that would make it harder for state lawmakers to change voter-approved measures</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:24:06 +0000 The Associated Press 1668 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Humane Society finances another Mo. initiative Mo. ballot measure aimed at initiative petitions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ballot-measure-aimed-initiative-petitions <p>A proposed ballot measure would make it more difficult for state lawmakers to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legislators-may-get-last-word-voter-initiatives">overhaul initiatives that win approval from Missouri voters</a>.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:28:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. ballot measure aimed at initiative petitions Legislators may get last word on voter initiatives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legislators-may-get-last-word-voter-initiatives <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-958937.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-958937.mp3</a></p><p>Missouri is one of 24 states where citizens who gather enough signatures can put a question on the ballot.</p><p>They&rsquo;re called voter initiatives.</p><p>While voters have the ability to enact laws in Missouri, those laws can be changed or even overturned by legislators.</p><p>This year, two voter-approved laws, one on puppy mills, the other on the minimum wage, have been targeted at the state capitol.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman reports.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:15:51 +0000 Maria Altman 784 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legislators may get last word on voter initiatives