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Ballot proposals would restore Medicaid, fund private schools


Jefferson City, Mo. – Supporters of two potential ballot initiatives now have the go-ahead to begin gathering petition signatures.

One of the measures would ask voters to restore the Medicaid cuts enacted this year by Governor Blunt and the Republican-led Legislature.

The other would amend the Missouri Constitution to revamp the state's educational system.

The amendment would scrap local taxes for public schools and make the state solely responsible for funding elementary and secondary education, and the first two years of college.

It would also allow public money to go to religious schools, authorize school vouchers, and give private schools a share of lottery and casino revenue.

The amendment's projected cost is $3.5 billion.


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