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On The Campaign Trail: A Look at the Gubernatorial Candidates

When Missouri voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they’ll have five gubernatorial candidates from which to choose. But polls put the top contenders as the candidates from the state’s major parties. Those candidates – Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster – have stated positions on major issues and defined themselves in ways that provide distinct differences. West Newsmagazine has talked with both men and heard their presentations on the campaign trail. On television, radio and social media, there has been a daily bombardment of promises, claims and accusations fueled by unfettered contributions to both candidates. As of ...

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On the Ballot Amendments & Propositions

The following ballot measures have been certified by the secretary of state for the Nov. 8 general election: Constitutional Amendment 1 Shall Missouri continue for 10 years the one-tenth of one percent sales/use tax that is used for soil and water conservation and for state parks and historic sites, and resubmit this tax to the voters for approval in 10 years? The measure continues and does not increase the existing sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent for 10 years. The measure would continue to generate approximately $90 million annually for soil and water conservation and operation of ...

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