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||Establishes English as the official language of all governmental meetings where policy is discussed or decided.|
|Amendment 4||Water||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||Healthcare||Creates a Missouri Quality Homecare Council for recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce|
|CISS||Proposition C||Energy||Requires utility companies to use an increased amount of 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Domain||Prohibit the government from taking private property, via eminent domain, for private use||Lawsuit filed but withdrawn|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of eminent domain to acquire and resell property found to be blighted, substandard, or unsanitary||Lawsuit filed but withdrawn|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
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Director of Natural Resources | Director of Labor & Industrial Relations | Chairman of Public Service Commission |