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Missouri 2008 ballot measures

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Five ballot measures were on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Missouri. * All five measures were approved by voters.

For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see Missouri 2008 citizen initiatives.

National overview

November 4

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 English Establishes English as the official language of all governmental meetings where policy is discussed or decided. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Water Amends constitution relating to storm water control finance provisions Approveda
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 Approveda
CISS Proposition B Healthcare Creates a Missouri Quality Homecare Council for recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce Approveda
CISS Proposition C Energy Requires utility companies to use an increased amount of renewable energy Approveda

Not on the ballot

Filed signatures but failed to make ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA 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Domain Prohibit the government from taking private property, via eminent domain, for private use Lawsuit filed but withdrawn
CICA 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use of eminent domain to acquire and resell property found to be blighted, substandard, or unsanitary Lawsuit filed but withdrawn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

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA 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.
LRCA Judicial Taxation Ban Tax reform Prohibits judges from raising, restricting or imposing taxes Approved in the House

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