ballot measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voter-photo-id-lawsuit-heard-jefferson-city <p>A lawsuit seeking to block<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065296"> a proposed constitutional amendment </a>regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Cole County.</p><p>The ballot measure was passed last year by the General Assembly&nbsp;and is scheduled to go before Missouri voters in November.&nbsp; If approved, it would clear the way for lawmakers to pass enabling legislation to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.&nbsp; Tony Rothert is an attorney with the<a href="http://www.aclu-em.org/"> ACLU of Eastern Missouri</a>.&nbsp; He calls the ballot measure misleading. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:21:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City Morning headlines: Monday, August 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-22-2011 <p><strong>Critics challenge Mo. measure to limit payday loan interest</strong></p><p>The proposed ballot measure would cap interest, fees and charges for payday and car title loans at 36 percent per year.</p><p>Critics of the proposal filed a lawsuit in the state Capitol&#39;s home of Cole County. The suit contends a ballot summary for the proposal is inadequate and unfair and that the cost estimate for the proposal does not address all the possible costs.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:18:10 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1915 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 22, 2011 Mo. measure proposed to limit campaign donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-measure-proposed-limit-campaign-donations <p>An effort to cap campaign contributions to candidates in Missouri has moved one step forward.</p><p>The secretary of state&#39;s office on Friday approved a summary for a proposed ballot measure. That clears the way for supporters to begin collecting the more than 91,000 signatures needed to put the question to voters in 2012.</p><p>The proposal would bar candidates from accepting more than $5,000 per donor for each election.</p><p>Missouri&#39;s campaign finance laws have undergone numerous makeovers in recent years.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:30:08 +0000 The Associated Press 860 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. measure proposed to limit campaign donations