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Early Voting

Proposition B asks to voters to allow their local city or county to continue collecting sales tax on cars bought out of state
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Early voting. Teacher Tenure. Sex Crime Trial Rules. Gubernatorial Budgetary Power.

Those are some of the topics before Missouri voters on Nov. 4.

“St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio reporters Marshall Griffin and Tim Lloyd about the proposed constitutional amendments.

Here’s a recap of Amendments 2, 3 and 6.

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Missouri voters have four constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The amendments cover a wide array of issues, ranging from early voting to the admissibility of prior sex crimes, teacher tenure and the governor's power over the state budget.

Amendment 2

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The Missouri House has given final approval to an early-voting ballot proposal that includes a provision aimed at knocking out a more-generous rival proposal that also may be on the same ballot.

Opponents call the Republican-backed measure “a sham,’’ while backers say it’s a reasonable compromise.

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Republicans in the Missouri Senate succeeded in passing two of their top priorities early Tuesday morning.

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two measures to establish early voting, also known as "advance voting."

The first, House Joint Resolution 90, would allow for early voting if voters pass a proposed constitutional amendment. The second is the implementing bill, HB 2271.  

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is bringing up the GOP leadership’s past support for early voting as he steps up his effort to persuade Republican legislative leaders – and particularly House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka – to consider the idea this season.

Kander, a Democrat, made public a letter that he sent Tuesday to Jones “urging him to support early voting” and refer HB 848, sponsored by state Rep. Myron Neth, R-Liberty,  to the House Elections Committee.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 24, 2008 - "I think Missourians deserve the same convenience that voters in 30 or 35 other states already have, including seven of eight of our neighboring states," said Carnahan, the Democratic candidate.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 10, 2008 - Missouri is an attractive destination for presidential candidates and their surrogates for an obvious reason: Polls show the swing state is more up for grabs now than at any other time in the campaign.