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Petition seeks to deter Missouri House speaker-in-waiting

A petition with more than 1,030 signatures is calling for a St. Louis area legislator to remove his name from consideration for speaker of the Missouri House.

Proposed amendment draws concern about future of state budget

A constitutional amendment to limit the governor’s ability to maintain a balanced budget has some experts concerned that it could cause financial problems for the state down the road.

Merits of early-voting amendment debated

Missouri will join the 33 states that allow early voting if voters approve Amendment 6 on Tuesday. But the proposed amendment would make Missouri’s early voting laws some of the most stringent in the country.

Incumbent faces two challengers in 3rd District race

Three candidates are competing for Missouri’s 3rd District congressional seat — a Republican, Democrat and Libertarian.

Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits?

Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.

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Cole County candidates meet with public, LU students

All eight candidates for contested Cole County offices on next Tuesday’s ballot spent more than two hours at Lincoln University Thursday night, explaining their candidacies and answering questions.

Backer, Fitzwater battle for 49th House District seat

Travis Fitzwater, Republican candidate from Holts Summit, and Gracia Backer, Democratic candidate from New Bloomfield, both have their eyes on the 49th House seat that represents western and southern portions of Callaway County and a small portion of Cole County.

Proposal divides legal community on child sexual abuse issue

Amendment 2 allows prior acts to be introduced at trial

It’s easy to agree about the brutality of sex crimes against children and the gut-wrenching emotions felt for victims. But opinions throughout the legal system vary on how to fairly seek justice in those cases.

Amendment 3 draws heavy opposition

Support vanishes for teacher rules, but educators still concerned

Although the campaign that placed Amendment 3 on Tuesday’s ballot has dissolved, opponents are still working furiously this fall to defeat the measure, which — if passed — would prohibit tenure and tie teachers’ salaries to students’ performance.

Missouri mailer grades neighbors' voting records

A voter report card mailer is grading residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors and some Missourians aren't happy.

LU to host candidate forum tonight

Lincoln University's Student Government Association will host a candidate forum tonight for the four contested Cole County offices: circuit judge, prosecutor, recorder of deeds and county clerk.

Bernskoetter faces challenge in 59th House District

Republican incumbent Mike Bernskoetter is being challenged for a Missouri House seat by a Constitution Party candidate, who has raised little cash and has not responded to media requests.

Incumbent, challenger vie for state Senate 6th district

Incumbent state Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, wants to serve a second, four-term representing Mid-Missouri’s seven-county 6th District.

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Rotarians 'speed meet' with some Cole County candidates

One Jefferson City Rotary Club’s members met four of the Cole County candidates on next week’s ballot in an unusual way Monday.

Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election, which appears all but assured.