Missouri voters will be out tomorrow for the mid-term elections. Here are some of the major issues on the ballot:
Amendment 1 will focus on ethics reforms in Jefferson City. It will ban all lobbyist gifts of more than 5 dollars, and put a limit on campaign contributions legislators can accept, and will require lawmakers be subject to Missouri’s open records law. A “yes ” vote will amend the constitution to change the process and criteria for redrawing state legislative boundaries. This will have no impact on taxes.
Amendment 4 will remove language in the constitution limiting BINGO game advertising and would allow a member of a licensed organization to conduct BINGO game management after being with the organization for 6 months instead of 2 years.
Proposition B would gradually increase minimum wage from$7.85 per hour to $12 by the year 2023. If passed the minimum wage will increase by 85 cents per year. The amendment will exempt government employees from the increases.
Proposition D will decide whether to increase the fuel taxes in the state by 2.5 cents a year from 2019 to 2022, for a total increase of 10 cents per gallon. The estimated $400 million will be split between the Highway Patrol and transportation projects. The ballots says the new tax money would go to the Highway Patrol freeing up the existing 17 cent fuel tax for road and bridge work.