Category Archives: 2016 Election

An eclectic set of ballot issues awaits Missouri voters

Most of the choices on the ballot this November involve deciding who should make laws for our state and nation. However, voters will also have several opportunities to make laws themselves this year. As many as seven statewide ballot initiatives will be decided by voters this year — depending on whether legal challenges to some of the initiatives are successful.

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Big ticket: Familiar faces vie for statewide offices

A rush of politicians seeking higher office this year created a unique election in Missouri in which no race for statewide office features an incumbent candidate. However, there are still plenty of familiar names on the ballot. The elections for Missouri’s top jobs in Jefferson City will feature two current Missouri senators and one former Missouri House member. There’s also

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Presidential policy matters to Missouri’s economic future

Let’s begin by setting aside the off-color tweets and unfiltered insults. Let’s also ignore the email server and subsequent FBI investigation. Let’s look past Benghazi. Let’s forget about the bankruptcies. For the sake of this article, let’s not dwell on the many factors that have turned the presidential campaign into something resembling an unpopularity contest. If you want to read

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In diverging from their parties, governor candidates create race defined by policy

The Missouri governor’s race offers a choice between elected experience and an outsider’s fresh perspective. It’s a referendum on right-to-work in Missouri. It’s a contest between continuing to push for Medicaid expansion and seeking another path. It is — refreshingly — an election centered on contrasting positions that relate to important Missouri issues. What it’s not is a race defined

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