Missouri 2008 ballot measures
- Three were initiated state statutes, while two were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- By way of comparison, six ballot measures were on the 2006 ballot in Missouri--three initiatives and three legislative referrals.
- Since 1910, when the first initiative graced a Missouri ballot, seventy-five ballot initiatives have appeared on the Missouri ballot. 29 have passed, and 46 have failed, for a pass-fail ratio of 38.6%.
For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see Missouri 2008 citizen initiatives.
|Amendment 1||English||Establish English as the official language of all governmental meetings where policy is discussed or decided.|
|Amendment 4||Admin of gov't||Amends constitution relating to storm water control finance provisions|
|CISS||Proposition A||Gambling||Provides new revenues for schools by increasing the state tax on casinos to 21% and eliminating Missouri's current $500 loss limit for individual gambling losses|
|CISS||Proposition B||Health care||Creates a Missouri Quality Homecare Council to recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce|
|CISS||Proposition C||Environment||Requires utility companies to use an increased amount on renewable energy|
Not on the ballot
Filed signatures but failed to make ballot
|Eminent Domain Initiative Amendment to Article I||Eminent Domain||Prohibit the government from taking private property, via eminent domain, for private use||Lawsuit filed but withdrawn|
|Eminent Domain Initiative Amendment to Article VI||Eminent Domain||Prohibit the use of eminent domain to acquire and resell property found to be blighted, substandard, or unsanitary||Lawsuit filed but withdrawn|
To see all citizen initiatives proposed for 2008, including ones that failed to make the ballot, see Missouri 2008 citizen initiatives.
Failed legislative referrals
|Missouri Voter ID Amendment (2008)||Voter requirement||Requires voters to have a valid photo ID||Never voted on by the Senate before session ended for the year. Will not appear on ballot.|
|Judicial Taxation Ban||Tax reform||Prohibits judges from raising, restricting or imposing taxes||Approved in the House|
- Missouri state web site: 2008 ballot measures approved for circulation
- Missouri Voter Guide: initiative petion & ballot question info
- Bolivar Herald-Free Press,"Five statewide issues will be on November 4 ballot," October 8, 2008
- Joplin Independent,"Missouri ballot issues defined," October 8, 2008
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