Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 4:14 pm
A Cole County judge has upheld a ballot summary prepared by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) for a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand the governor’s role in appointing State Supreme Court judges.
The ballot language for Amendment 3 asks:
Two groups that had been pushing to get initiatives stiffening regulations on payday loans and raising Missouri's minimum wage are giving up their fight to get the measures on the November ballot.
Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 6:55 pm
There will be no challenge to the new language inserted onto a ballot initiative by a Cole County judge regarding health insurance exchanges.
The version initially approved by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) had asked if state law should, “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care,” unless the people or the legislature created an exchange. In a statement, Carnahan says Attorney General Chris Koster (D) refused to file an appeal on her office’s behalf. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) filed suit against Carnahan over that language. He applauded the Democratic Attorney General’s move.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster apparently has decided not to appeal a judge's decision rewriting the summary that voters will see for a ballot measure on health insurance exchanges.
A Cole County judge has struck down language authorized by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in a ballot initiative dealing with the creation of a health insurance exchange.
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