The standard line in Bernie Sanders’ campaign speeches goes like this: “Despite what the corporate media is telling you, there is a path to the nomination.”
For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks.
Republican Donald Trump signaled a shift toward “more meat on the bone” in his policy speeches Wednesday amid new signs of campaign discord, a day after his stinging Wisconsin defeat
A relatively quiet county sales tax renewal issue was the biggest — and for many, the only — issue Jefferson City voters faced Tuesday at the polls, which also were quiet.
Prop. A renewed with nearly 80 percent approval
Cole County voters approved an extension of the half-cent capital improvement sales tax Tuesday by what might be the largest percentage since it started.
Ward 2, 4 incumbents retain seats against challengers
Though two wards saw contested races, the Jefferson City Council will change very little at its next meeting.
Voters in Cole County towns and villages cast ballots on a variety of contested races, as well as a few tax issues.
In Osage County, Westphalia Special Road District voters continued their current tax levy, $0.1725, for a four-year period through Aug. 31, 2020, with 41 “yes” votes and 10 “no” votes.
Blair Oaks School Board incumbents Greg Russell and John Weber will maintain their seats as school board members for another three years.
Callaway County voters face various ballot issues
Residents on Tuesday voted decisively to impose a half-cent sales tax on their city for park and stormwater projects. The city voted 792 in favor to 479 opposed to add the new sales tax, or about 60 percent approval.
A “massive amount” of write-ins caused the Miller County clerk’s office to have an election night that went past 10 p.m., said Clinton Jenkins, the county clerk.
$7.5M bond issue passes with majority
A $7.5 million bond issue in the Southern Boone School District passed with a wide margin of victory, and the district will move forward with construction in the next couple of weeks.
A 2-cent levy increase for the Moniteau County Library District Subdistrict 1 passed 446-103, a margin of 81.24 percent.
Voters in Missouri's two biggest cities overwhelmingly renewed a decades-old earnings tax for the second time in five years, siding with their mayors, who warned that losing the hundreds of millions of dollars in yearly revenue could be ruinous.
Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party’s convention.