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JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for voters to decide a November ballot initiative that could shake up of the state Legislature by requiring districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and imposing new lobbying limits.

The ruling overturned a decision issued a week ago by a state judge who said the so-called Clean Missouri initiative violated the state constitution by addressing multiple topics.

Top Missouri Republicans are joining together to fight a ballot initiative that would change redistricting.

The group Missourians First on Thursday announced former Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Talent will lead the effort. Top Republican lawmakers are also helping.

Signatures Submitted to Ban Lobbyist Gifts, Cap Donations

May 3, 2018
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 A group that wants to ban most lobbyist gifts to lawmakers turned in signatures Thursday to get a question on November's ballot that would let voters decide the issue.