Missouri Roundtable for Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Appeals Court Resurrects Initiative Petition Drive For Campaign Donation Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-resurrects-initiative-petition-drive-campaign-donation-limits <p>The Western District Court of Appeals of Missouri has resurrected an initiative-petition effort to restore campaign donation limits in Missouri. But the proposal’s backers may not have enough time to collect the signatures needed to get their proposal before voters.</p><p></p><p>The lawyer for the appeals-court loser — wealthy donor Rex Sinquefield — noted that its side has 15 days to decide whether to appeal this week’s ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court.</p><p>“We have some time,’’ said Sinquefield lawyer Marc Ellinger.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:47:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 34375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals Court Resurrects Initiative Petition Drive For Campaign Donation Limits Court To Hear Challenge To Campaign Finance Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-hear-challenge-campaign-finance-limits <p>The long-simmering fight over campaign contribution limits is heating up once again. The latest chapter: a Kansas City court is to hear oral arguments Wednesday in the case between Missouri Roundtable for Life, which supports contribution limits, and libertarian interests, headed up by Rex Sinquefield.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:45:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court To Hear Challenge To Campaign Finance Limits MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-law-argued-missouri-supreme-court <P>A life sciences jobs bill signed into law&nbsp;last year but&nbsp;blocked this year was heard today by the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696927">The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA,</A> would use a funding mechanism to draw more high-tech jobs to Missouri.&nbsp; Known then as Senate Bill 7, it included language tying its passage to that of <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696928">a tax credit bill (Senate Bill 8), </A>which did not pass during the<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/special.htm"> 2011 special legislative session</A>.&nbsp; <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;signed the MOSIRA bill, anyway, but Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green (R)&nbsp;ruled it unconstitutional in February&nbsp;because of the language tying it to&nbsp;the dead bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;Solicitor General&nbsp;Jim Layton argued for the state before the High Court, saying that the MOSIRA bill&nbsp;can be legally severed from the other bill. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:44:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-science-incentives-fund-declared-unconstitutional-judge <p>A Missouri trial judge has struck&nbsp;down a state fund designed to offer state incentives to science or&nbsp;technology companies.</p><p>During a special legislative session last fall, lawmakers&nbsp;approved the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, also often referred to as MOSIRA. The&nbsp;measure contained a clause that the law would not take effect&nbsp;without the passage of a separate measure, which was not approved.</p><p>Those challenging the science fund included the Missouri Roundtable&nbsp;for Life and Missouri Right to Life.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 3111 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-challenge-mosira-fund-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.</p><p>The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.</p><p>Legislators <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-signed-law-designed-lure-science-and-technology-companies-mo">created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year</a> during a special legislative session.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:30:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit