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Amendment 7 sales tax debate heats up

Both sides of transportation tax taking issue to public

As the days until the Aug. 5 election become fewer, supporters and opponents of the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 have become more vocal of their positions on television and radio.

Trucking industry wants critics to hit brakes

Critics of the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 — the creation of a ¾ of a cent sales tax with revenues being directed to road and transportation projects — have used Missouri’s trucking industry as a scapegoat, according to one trucking industry leader.

President Obama to visit Kansas City

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Kansas City, where he's expected to speak about the economy.

Public Safety department wants to discipline sheriff's license

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has 30 days to answer the Missouri's Public Safety department's complaint that Dixon's peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

Early voting main difference for Cole County clerk candidates

The three Republicans running for Cole County clerk all believe the office is running well right now, but do want to see greater efforts to get people out to the polls and vote.

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Pros and cons of Cole County zoning

After years of drafting an outline for zoning in Cole County, the issue of whether to adopt zoning in the county will be put to voters on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Money changing hands for November state Senate races

Two Mid-Missouri state Senate seats are up for election this year.

Amendment 7 proponents enter election with cash advantage

The July 15 campaign finance report to the Missouri Ethics Commission showed proponents of Constitutional Amendment 7 have a sizeable cash advantage heading into the final month of the campaign over the group opposing the amendment.

2 primaries will decide 3rd District party candidates

Six people want to represent Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District beginning next January.

3rd District GOP candidates offer differing views of job

Mid-Missouri Republicans can nominate one of three candidates to serve in Congress from the 3rd Congressional District for the next two years — incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth and two challengers, Leonard Steinman of Jefferson City and John Morris of St. Peters.

3rd Congressional District Democrats see issues differently

Jefferson City Democrat Velma Steinman said she wants to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives “because I feel that our nation’s and state’s veterans need a strong voice in Washington, D.C. — Washington is broke and needs to be fixed.

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Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

Three Republicans vying for Cole County clerk

The three Republicans seeking the office of Cole County clerk all share a common thread: They are retired or retiring and their favorite getaway is the outdoors.

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.

Sen. Kraus running for Missouri secretary of state

Republican state Sen. Will Kraus touted his support for a voter photo identification requirement Thursday while announcing his candidacy for Missouri secretary of state in 2016.

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