voter ID http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Senate GOP Makes Deal With Democrats, 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period, Early Voting Passed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-gop-makes-deal-democrats-72-hour-abortion-waiting-period-early-voting-passed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in the Missouri Senate succeeded in passing two of their top priorities early Tuesday morning.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:50:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate GOP Makes Deal With Democrats, 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period, Early Voting Passed Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-face-last-minute-load-bills-topics-old-and-new <p>With fights over tax cuts and budgets out of the way, the Missouri General Assembly appears poised to spend its final week focusing on some familiar topics: g<span style="line-height: 1.5;">uns, abortion and voting rights.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Measures to restrict enforcement of federal laws, triple the waiting period for an abortion and to ask voters to mandate photo IDs at the polls are among the hot-button proposals expected to eat up some of legislators’ precious floor time during the final five days.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 03:21:45 +0000 Jo Mannies 36006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New Legal Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Red-Light Cameras, Voter IDs, Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-same-sex-marriage-red-light-cameras-voter-ids-etc <p>Missouri’s <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/const/A01033.HTM">constitutional amendment</a> defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is being challenged by a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-couples-sue-have-out-state-same-sex-marriages-recognized">suit filed last week in Kansas City</a>. Eight same-sex couples living in Missouri are seeking the state’s recognition of their out-of-state marriages.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:41:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 33775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Red-Light Cameras, Voter IDs, Etc. Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-photo-id-dominate-state-senate-hearing-bill <p>A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:58:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-secretary-state-kander-ethics-reform-voter-id-and-more <p>This week the Politically Speaking crew welcomes Secretary of State Jason Kander to the podcast. Kander, a Democrat from Kansas City, narrowly captured the statewide office in 2012 after a hard-fought contest with Republican Shane Schoeller.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:32:02 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 32840 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:36:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislative-black-caucus-opposes-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is speaking out against legislation in both the House and Senate that would require voters to show photo ID’s at the polls.</p><p>In each chamber there are proposed constitutional amendments that would allow for photo ID requirements, along with accompanying bills that would enact the proposed requirements -- <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HB 48</a> and <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR1&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HJR 1</a> in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a>, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944738">SB 27</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944803">SJR 6</a> in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">State Senator Jamilah Nasheed </a>(D, St. Louis) chairs the caucus.&nbsp; She and other caucus members say Republicans are trying to suppress the voting rights of minorities, the disabled, the poor and elderly. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:51:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voter-advocacy-groups-say-mo-id-bills-unfair-unconstitutional <p></p><p>This week lawmakers in Jefferson City are taking another crack at requiring Missouri voters to show a photo ID when they go to the polls.</p><p>Opponents of the bills, however, plan to tell legislators the new standards would be unnecessary and unfair.</p><p>Denise Lieberman is an attorney for the voting-rights group the <a href="http://www.advancementproject.org/">Advancement Project</a>.</p><p>This week she’s testifying before both the House and Senate committees considering voter ID requirements and says the proposals are flat-out unconstitutional.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:17:27 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8937 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-gop-trying-again-require-photo-ids-voting-mo <p class="js-tweet-text">Republicans in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p><p class="js-tweet-text">No one testified in favor of the proposal at a House hearing today -- everyone who testified either opposed requiring photo ID’s for voting or were neutral and speaking for informational purposes only.&nbsp; In addition to mandating photo identification,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48">House Bill 48&nbsp;</a>would allow anyone who does not have a photo ID to vote with a provisional ballot, which would not be counted until the voter’s identity is verified.&nbsp; John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office&nbsp;told the House Committee on Elections&nbsp;that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:49:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-16 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason </span>Rosenbaum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is out this week, so we have St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin filling in. Marshall joins Jo </span>Mannies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the St. Louis Beacon and Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the week in politics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's show: the special elections bill that's speeding through the statehouse, the early morning voter ID committee and the $6 million plane.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:29:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast