Missouri Statewide Ballot Measures: What You Need To Know

No matter where you live in Missouri, you'll be able to decide on these four ballot questions on Tuesday's ballot

  • Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
  • Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnhan.
  • Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
  • Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.

Meanwhile, a ballot question in California will be watched closely by agriculture giant Monsanto, which is based near Chesterfield in Creve Coeur. 

According to Baldwin Park Patch, "Proposition 37 would make California the first state in the union to require that certain plant or animal products sold be labeled if its genetic material has been modified."

Monsanto has supported the opposition campaign with more than $8 million in donations, the largest single donor to the effort, according to votersedge.org.

Last month, a company spokeswoman told Patch that while Monsanto supports the No on 37 efforts, "We can’t really speculate on what this would mean for the company, it’s too soon to know what the specific requirements are that may be imposed should the initiative pass, and how food companies will react."


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