Court Sets Sept. 7 Hearing on Ballot Issues Appeal
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan rejected the initiative petition signatures of both proposals. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan upheld that decision last month. Both measurers were sponsored by a group called Missourians in Charge and had been targeted for the Nov. 7 ballot. Callahan ruled that the petition pages were illegally organized. Judges also struck down the financial estimates that were attached to the petition pages.