Tony Dugger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Early Voting Gets First-Round Approval In Missouri House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/early-voting-gets-first-round-approval-missouri-house <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two measures to establish early voting, also known as "advance voting."</p><p>The first, House Joint Resolution 90, would allow for early voting if voters pass a proposed constitutional amendment. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second is the implementing bill, HB&nbsp;2271. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:54:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35360 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Early Voting Gets First-Round Approval In Missouri House Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-photo-id-requirement-voting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed two pieces of legislation that would usher in photo ID requirements for voters.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the House passed <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR47&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">HJR 47</a>, a proposed constitutional amendment to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> allow for photo ID requirements at the polls.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> This proposed amendment would also need voter approval.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:59:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting Mo. proposal calls for more petition signatures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-proposal-calls-more-petition-signatures <p>A Missouri lawmaker wants organizers of initiative petitions to collect signatures from all of the state&#39;s congressional districts before their measures go on ballots.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:11:46 +0000 The Associated Press 581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. proposal calls for more petition signatures Mo. Senate and House committee pass photo I.D. requirement for voters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-and-house-committee-pass-photo-id-requirement-voters <P>Legislation that would require Missouri voters to show photo identification at the polls is advancing in both chambers of the<A href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/"> General Assembly</A>.</P> <P>First, a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </A>committee this morning&nbsp;passed a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR14">resolution</A> that would put the photo ID question before voters as a constitutional amendment, along with a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB329">bill</A> that would implement the amendment into state law if passed. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:27:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 539 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate and House committee pass photo I.D. requirement for voters Morning headlines: Injunction prevents St. Charles county from enforcing restrictions on funeral protests, Mo. House committee takes up Prop B repeal, Peabody Energy doubles profits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-injunction-prevents-st-charles-county-enforcing-restrictions-funeral-protests <UL> <LI><A href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_90daef26-281a-11e0-a340-0017a4a78c22.html">According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</A>, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction yesterday that prevents St. Charles county from enforcing a law passed last month putting tight restrictions on protests near funerals. The Westboro Church of Topeka, Kan., sought an injunction on the grounds that the law violates the First Amendment. The order halts enforcement of the law while the constitutionality of the ordinance is thoroughly reviewed. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:19:29 +0000 Julie Bierach 384 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Injunction prevents St. Charles county from enforcing restrictions on funeral protests, Mo. House committee takes up Prop B repeal, Peabody Energy doubles profits Mo. bill lowers threshold for election recounts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-bill-lowers-threshold-election-recounts <p>Did your favorite Missouri candidate lose a close election?</p><p>Well, <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills111/biltxt/intro/HB0121I.htm">a southern Missouri lawmaker wants to make it harder</a> for close-election losers to get an automatic recount.</p><p>Currently, candidates for public office in Missouri can request a recount if they lose by less than 1 percent point of the total vote.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:31:19 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. bill lowers threshold for election recounts