Politics

Politics
9:40 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Early Voting Gets First-Round Approval In Missouri House

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 6:19 am

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two measures to establish early voting, also known as "advance voting."

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Politics
9:42 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Nixon Expresses Caution About Criminal Code Overhaul

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks to students on Friday at Timberland High School in Wentzville. Nixon is expressing caution about signing a wholesale revision of the state's criminal code.

Originally published on Sun April 13, 2014 11:28 pm

Gov. Jay Nixon says he's wary about signing a wholesale revision of the state’s criminal code. 

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Politics
6:03 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Two Candidates Run for Vacant City Council Seat

Cape Girardeau seeks to fill vacant city council seat
Credit KRCU Newsroom / KRCU

Two potential candidates have officially announced their intentions to run for the open Cape Girardeau

   city council seat that was vacated by Trent Summers’ resignation.

Evan Trump was the first to show interest. Trump is originally from Jefferson City, Mo.,  but said Cape Girardeau has become his second home. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in business administration and was formerly the Cape Girardeau County Republican chairman. He is now the district manager for Bi-State Southern Convenience Stores.

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Statehouse
9:39 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal

I-70 in Columbia, Mo.

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 5:18 pm

A proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide if they want to create a temporary 1-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.

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Municipal Election
9:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Voters Reject Use Tax In Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau voters soundly rejected a use tax in Tuesday’s election. They also reelected mayor Harry Rediger and chose two new city councilmembers.

Voters in the cities of Cape Giradeau and Jackson, and in Cape Girardeau County, all rejected a use tax that would have applied to the purchase of items bought outside of Missouri but used within the state if the retailer does not charge a sales tax. It largely applies to internet purchases.

Harry Rediger cruised to re-election, beating challenger Walter White with 76% of votes cast.

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