Robin Carnahan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Candid With The Carnahans: End Of A Political Dynasty? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/candid-carnahans-end-political-dynasty <p>For the first time in a long time, no member of the Carnahan family is holding public office in Missouri.</p><p>Secretary of State Robin Carnahan left office earlier this week after deciding not to seek re-election last November.&nbsp; Her brother, Congressman Russ Carnahan (MO – 3), served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.&nbsp; After re-districting, he challenged Congressman Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary and was unsuccessful.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:51:16 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8414 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Candid With The Carnahans: End Of A Political Dynasty? How Much Will Emerson's Special Election Cost? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-emersons-special-election-cost <p>Electing a replacement for retiring Missouri U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson won't come cheap.</p><p>Weeks after winning re-election to a 10th term, the Cape Girardeau Republican announced earlier this month she is retiring from Congress in February to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:05:23 +0000 The Associated Press 7365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Much Will Emerson's Special Election Cost? Photo ID Not Required To Vote In Mo., Carnahan Reminds Citizens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-id-not-required-vote-mo-carnahan-reminds-citizens <p>There has been a lot of talk this year about changing I.D. requirements for voters, but&nbsp;<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</a> (D) wants residents to know that the law hasn’t changed in Missouri.</p><p>Carnahan says voters&nbsp;can bring a driver’s license or other photo I.D. to the polls if they so choose, but that photo identification is not mandatory.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:04:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo ID Not Required To Vote In Mo., Carnahan Reminds Citizens Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-changes-judicial-selection-process-wont-campaign-ballot-measure <p><strong>Updated at 5:33 p.m. to include quotes from one of the Republican sponsors of Amendment Three and from the Sec. of State's Communications Director.</strong></p><p>Citing what they call "deliberately deceptive and hopelessly biased ballot language," supporters of a measure that would change the way some appellate judges are selected in Missouri&nbsp;say they will not campaign for their ballot measure.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:12:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 4921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure Judge upholds ballot summary for Mo. court measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-upholds-ballot-summary-mo-court-measure-0 <P>A Cole County judge has upheld a ballot summary prepared by <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D) for a <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/">proposed constitutional amendment </A>that would expand the governor’s role in appointing State Supreme Court judges.</P> <P>The ballot language for Amendment 3 asks:</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:</P> <UL Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:36:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4556 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge upholds ballot summary for Mo. court measure Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-wont-file-appeal-carnahan-health-ins-exchange-ballot-language <P>There will be no challenge to the new language inserted onto a ballot initiative by a Cole County judge regarding health insurance exchanges.</P> <P><A href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/">The version initially approved</A> by <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D)&nbsp;had asked if state law should, “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care,” unless the people or the legislature created an exchange.&nbsp;&nbsp;In a statement, Carnahan says<A href="http://ago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm"> Attorney General Chris Koster </A>(D) refused to file an appeal on her office’s behalf.&nbsp;<A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>(R) filed suit against Carnahan over that language.&nbsp; He applauded the Democratic Attorney General’s move. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:51:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language Judge erases, replaces health care exchange language approved by Sec. of State Carnahan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-erases-replaces-health-care-exchange-language-approved-sec-state-carnahan <P><STRONG>Updated 4:15 p.m. Thursday: </STRONG>Carnahan will not appeal Judge Green's new language, saying Attorney General Chris Koster&nbsp;refused a request for further legal action, and the Secretary of &nbsp;State's office is not in a position to appeal on its own.&nbsp; A full version of today's developments <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-wont-file-appeal-carnahan-health-ins-exchange-ballot-language">can be found here</A>.</P> <P><EM>Our original story:</EM></P> <P>The language used in a ballot initiative approved by <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D)&nbsp;has been tossed out by a Cole County judge.</P> <P>Proposition E centers on the conditions for creating a health care exchange in Missouri; the language authorized by Carnahan read in part whether the law should “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care.”&nbsp; <A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</A> (R) called the language used by the Secretary of State unbelievably biased. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:17:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4438 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge erases, replaces health care exchange language approved by Sec. of State Carnahan Judge hears lawsuit over Mo. health care measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-hears-lawsuit-over-mo-health-care-measure <P><EM>(Update:&nbsp; Judge Daniel Green ruled in favor of Lt. Gov. Kinder and changed the ballot language initially approved by Sec. of State Carnahan...<A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-erases-replaces-health-care-exchange-language-approved-sec-state-carnahan">an updated version of this story can be found here</A>.)</EM></P> <P>A Cole County judge heard arguments today <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-announces-plans-challenge-mo-health-care-ballot-language">in a lawsuit </A>that claims<A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp"> Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D) deliberately used misleading language in a <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/">ballot initiative </A>regarding the creation of a health insurance exchange.</P> <P>The language in question asks in part if the law should “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care.”&nbsp; Attorney Jay Kanzler represents<A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>(R) and&nbsp;a group of Republican legislative leaders&nbsp;who filed suit. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:27:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge hears lawsuit over Mo. health care measure No temp. restraining order yet over health care exchange ballot language http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-temp-restraining-order-yet-over-health-care-exchange-ballot-language <P>A Cole County judge heard arguments Friday on whether to issue a temporary restraining order against <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D).</P> <P>Carnahan and Republican leaders are sparring over the language used in a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges.&nbsp; <A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>and GOP lawmakers accuse Carnahan of using misleading language in order to influence voters to defeat the ballot question in November.&nbsp;&nbsp;Attorney Jay Kanzler represents the plaintiffs.</P> <P>“Secretary of State&nbsp;Carnahan's language talking about denying families and individuals access to affordable health care frankly doesn’t even come close to describing, in fact, what the ballot initiative would do,” Kanzler said. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:11:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4350 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No temp. restraining order yet over health care exchange ballot language GOP race for Mo. Secretary of State finally heats up after quiet start http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-race-mo-secretary-state-finally-heats-after-quiet-start <p>Robin Carnahan&rsquo;s decision to not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State has opened the door for seven hopefuls from four different political parties.&nbsp; The contest had been relatively quiet until about two weeks ago, when the three Republican contenders began airing TV ads and stepping up their campaign appearances.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin takes a look at the three GOP candidates who want to become Missouri&rsquo;s next Secretary of State: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:32:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP race for Mo. Secretary of State finally heats up after quiet start