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Missouri Attorney General
3:02 am
Sat October 4, 2014

California Judge Tosses Out Missouri Suit Against New Egg-Laying Regulations

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has lost the first round of a legal fight to protect Missouri egg producers from stricter California regulations.

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states on behalf of their egg producers. Those states oppose a California law, set to go in effect in January,  that would bar the sale of eggs from states that allow hens to be housed in enclosures deemed too cramped.

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Constitutional Amendment 1
12:36 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Recount Upholds Vote Approving 'Right To Farm' Amendment

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The results of a recount of the votes for the so-called 'right-to-farm' constitutional amendment show that it did pass, though by a slightly slimmer margin than originally announced.

The recount results, announced Monday by the secretary of state's office shows that Constitutional Amendment 1 passed by 2,375 votes out of almost a million votes cast.  The difference between "yes" and "no" votes before the recount was 2,490.

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Missouri Aug. 5 Primary
5:14 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Opposition Requests Recount In 'Right To Farm' Victory

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Opponents are seeking a recount of the statewide vote for Missouri’s “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment. The measure officially known as Amendment 1 narrowly passed in the Aug. 5 election.

The Missouri secretary of state’s office has confirmed that two recount requests have been filed regarding Amendment 1. One is from former state Sen. Wes Shoemyer, D-Clarence, on behalf of Missouri's Food for America, one of the groups that had campaigned against the amendment.

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Politically Speaking
11:06 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Politically Speaking: The Biggest Losers -- And Biggest Winners -- Of Primary

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.  This week, we dive into last night's election results.

The Politically Speaking crew broke down the results from Tuesday's primary elections. Among other things, the trio examined:

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Primary Election 2014
1:17 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Slay Explains Why He Participated In Robocall To Help 'Right to Farm'

Francis Slay
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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay had said nothing publicly about Amendment 1, the “right to farm” proposal, until thousands of city and St. Louis County residents received a robocall featuring the mayor on Monday, the day before the vote.

“Hi, this is Mayor Slay,” the robocall said. “I'm calling about an important issue you will see on the ballot tomorrow: Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment. I support the 'right to farm' to keep food costs affordable for all Missourians. Please join me in voting ‘Yes’ on Amendment 1.”

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Primary Election
12:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Amendments: Right To Farm, Guns And Privacy Win

A commercial chicken house in Florida.
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It was an early night for most of the amendments, but the farm interests had to stay up late. Shortly after midnight, unofficial state returns showed Amendment 1, the "right to farm" proposal, winning by 2,528 votes. That was a a margin of only about one-quarter of 1 percent, which is close enough to entitle the opposition to a recount.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting in statewide, Amendment 1 passed with 498,751 votes, or 50.127 percent.  The "no" votes came in at 496,223, or 49.873 percent.

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Right to Farm
4:15 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Kander Joins Koster In Backing 'Right To Farm' Amendment

Secretary of State Jason Kander issued a statement from his official office on Friday afternoon that he is voting for the so-called "right to farm" amendment.
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Secretary of State Jason Kander is throwing his supporting behind the so-called “right to farm” amendment. 

Friday afternoon Kander’s office sent out a statement indicating that he will vote for Amendment 1. Supporters say that it enshrines the right to farm within the state constitution, but opponents say it would make it harder to stop industrial farms from polluting. (Read more about the debate over the amendment here.)

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Primary Election 2014
4:04 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

St. Louis County Could Determine Outcome Of 'Right to Farm'

Auditor Tom Schweich was in Kirkwood today to drum up support for Amendment 1, the "right to farm," among urban and suburban voters.
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The McArthur Bakery in Kirkwood briefly found itself as Ground Zero in the statewide debate over the constitutional amendment dubbed “right to farm’’ when supporters and an opponent noisily squared off.

Thursday’s incident also illustrated the battleground that St. Louis County may become in the final days of campaigning on that issue, and others, on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

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Primary Election 2014
2:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Do You Know Your Amendments? Here's A Cheat Sheet On Ballot Measures

Most of the $4.8 billion to be raised by the transportation tax would go to building and repairing roads and bridges.
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The road to improvement — or a dead end? The transportation tax, or Amendment 7, would raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent for 10 years to fund transportation improvements across the state.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:31 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

A Closer Look At Missouri's Ballot Issues

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Missouri's Aug. 5 primary ballot includes several Constitutional amendments, but none has been as contentious as Amendment 7, the transportation tax proposal.

Amendment 7

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