The senate has turned back an effort to take away two election days.
Senator Will Kraus’ combination of bills had proposed killing local elections in April and June, allowing political committees from outside the state make donations to Missouri candidates without reporting them, and removing party emblems from the tops of ballots to make more room. Kraus says eliminating two elections financed by taxpayer money is the “fiscal conservative thing to do.”
Opponents argued that it is not the state’s place to take away local elections. Some senators say school superintendents and teachers groups had lobbied them hard to keep the elections. State law also allows local voting in April, August, and November.