Effective immediately, the Secretary of State’s office will begin posting initiative petitions to its website before the summary language is written. Kander has also authorized 5-day comment periods that will begin the same day the initiative petitions are posted.
Democrats held onto the Missouri Secretary of State’s office last month, although it will be occupied by a different Democrat. State Representative Jason Kander will take over for Robin Carnahan, who chose not to seek a third term. The lawmaker and Army veteran sat down recently with St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin and talked about the road that took him from Kansas City, through Afghanistan and eventually to Jefferson City.