Tuesday, October 14, 2008

AMENDMENTS & PROPOSITIONS ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

Who wants to do homework when they can blog? Why not answer my own questions? I headed to the big tube in the sky for the answers to my ballot measure question and I found more on the ballot than I realized. I didn’t know it before, but there is a Ballotpedia, a wiki for electoral information. How cool is that? All this information is from that site and is therefore up for challenge and debate as it is a wiki and user-controlled. It should serve as a jumping on place for any discussion and links to other sites and media coverage.


Constitutional Amendment 1
“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to add a statement that English shall be the language of all governmental meetings at which any public business is discussed, decided, or public policy is formulated whether conducted in person or by communication equipment including conference calls, video conferences, or Internet chat or message board?"


Constitutional Amendment 4
This affects the financing of stormwater control projects by limiting funding to public water and sewer districts only. (Exact ballot language unavailable at time of publication.)
Related story on KSPR 33


Proposition A
This proposition increases taxes casinos pay from 20% to 21%. It also eliminates the individual maximum loss limit. Creates monies to schools from gambling tax proceeds. Furthermore, it limits the number of casinos in Missouri to those currently erected and those already under construction. (Exact ballot language unavailable at time of publication.)


Proposition B
Ensures home care services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities, under Medicaid, by enacting the Quality Homecare Council. The estimated costs is $510K annually. (Exact ballot language unavailable at time of publication.)


Proposition C

Requires utilities to increase renewable energies until 15% of the state’s usage is renewable. Estimated cost is $395K. (Exact ballot language unavailable at time of publication.)

2 comments:

Larry Litle said...

Jack,

Thank you for highlighting these. I was just wondering what was on the ballot.

Complaint Department Manager said...

Hey Beavis, you said "erected".