Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit

Difference between revisions of "Missouri"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(added elections links)
(remove 2010 election banner and change news dpl to 2011)
Line 1: Line 1:
<table class="navbox" style="margin-top:auto; font-size:100%; font-weight:bold"><td style="width:75%; background-color:#E6E6FA; text-align:center; vertical-align:middle;">
<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Missouri]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Missouri 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Missouri State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House]]</center></td>
<div style="margin:.2em 0.4em 1.4em 0.4em;">
<div style="margin:.2em 0.4em 1.4em 0.4em;">
{| style="width:100%; margin-top:.2em; text-align:left;"
{| style="width:100%; margin-top:.2em; text-align:left;"
Line 32: Line 28:
category=Missouri 2010 news
category=Missouri 2011 news
Line 43: Line 39:
|style="color:#000;" align="right"| [[Missouri ballot news|...more Missouri ballot news]]
|style="color:#000;" align="right"| [[Missouri political news|...more Missouri news]]

Revision as of 09:52, 10 January 2011

800px-Flag of Missouri.svg.png
Missouri on Ballotpedia

State measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
Local measures
The Missouri project

Missouri ballot news

Missouri's Robin Carnahan asked to refrain from writing proposed renewable energy initiative language (Updated)

By Bailey Ludlam


JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Advocates of a renewable energy initiative for the 2012 ballot have filed their proposal with the Missouri Secretary of State's office. However, unlike other proposals, this one asks for the initiative language to be written by somebody other than Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Rep. Jay Barnes has asked that Carnahan recuse herself from writing the initiative language because her brother is an investory in wind energy production. "This renewable energy mandate would have a direct and incredibly lucrative impact on hundreds of millions of dollars of investment by a close family member of Robin Carnahan. If Robin Carnahan values fair government, she will immediately recuse herself and her office completely from this petition process," said Barnes. Carnahan's spokesperson said the request would be taken under consideration.

Initially, the proposal was filed in October 2011 but was later withdrawn "because of technical problems in how it was drafted." A second proposal was submitted in early December 2011. The proposal, according to news reports, would maintain the same renewable energy targets as the initial proposal but would also give the state Office of Public Counsel the authority to monitor enforcement of the new standards.[1]

The measure would require renewables to be used for 5 percent by 2014, 10 percent by 2017, 15 percent by 2020, 20 percent by 2023 and 25 percent of electricity by 2026.[2][3]

Since its approval in 2008, Missouri Proposition C, Clean Energy Initiative has faced several road blocks and challenges. Among the issues is "whether electricity from renewable energy sources needs to be produced or sold in Missouri and the specifics of how to apply the 1 percent cap in rates."[4]

Updated (12/28/11): In response to the request, Carnahan wrote in a letter to Barnes,"I strongly disagree with your suggestion of a conflict." According to reports, Carnahan sought advice from the Missouri Attorney General's office which stated that the secretary of state does not have the authority to ask an official from another state agency to write the ballot summary. The attorney general office's general counsel, Ronald Holliger stated in a letter that Carnahan does not have a conflict of interest in regard to the proposed measure.[5]

...more Missouri news

Missouri Government

Government of Missouri
Missouri ConstitutionSupreme CourtHouse of RepresentativesSenateGovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of StateJoint Committee on Legislative Research

Missouri Counties
AdairAndrewAtchisonAudrainBarryBartonBatesBentonBollingerBooneBuchananButlerCaldwellCallawayCamdenCape GirardeauCarrollCarterCassCedarCharitonChristianClarkClayClintonColeCooperCrawfordDadeDallasDaviessDeKalbDentDouglasDunklinFranklinGasconadeGentryGreeneGrundyHarrisonHenryHickoryHoltHowardHowellIronJacksonJasperJeffersonJohnsonKnoxLacledeLafayetteLawrenceLewisLincolnLinnLivingstonMaconMadisonMariesMarionMcDonaldMercerMillerMississippiMoniteauMonroeMontgomeryMorganNew MadridNewtonNodawayOregonOsageOzarkPemiscotPerryPettisPhelpsPikePlattePolkPulaskiPutnamRallsRandolphRayReynoldsRipleySalineSchuylerScotlandScottShannonShelbySt. CharlesSt. ClairSt. FrancoisSt. Louis CitySt. Louis CountySt. GenevieveStoddardStoneSullivanTaneyTexasVernonWarrenWashingtonWayneWebsterWorthWright

Ballots and elections

Laws and history

Media and activism

Missourians can vote on...

Statutes from citizens
Vetoing legislation by referendum
Recalling officials

Contribute to Ballotpedia

...get started now

Transparency and Judiciary

Missouri on Sunshine Review
Missouri Judges on Judgepedia
Missouri Transparency on Sunshine Review Missouri Judges on Judgepedia


  1. Associated Press, "Mo. ballot initiative would increase renewable energy sources to 25 percent of power by 2026," December 19, 2011
  2. Associated Press, "Supporter of 2008 voter-approved Missouri renewable energy law plans to submit new proposal," October 7, 2011
  3. Associated Press, "New Mo. renewable energy proposal submitted," October 7, 2011
  4. Associated Press, "Mo. renewable energy backers mull ballot measure," July 29, 2011
  5. Associated Press, "Carnahan denies conflict over Mo. renewable energy measure; deputy to handle summary," December 27, 2011