2018 Ballot Measure Endorsements

At our meeting Thursday night the Cass County Central Democratic Committee voted to endorse the following measures on the November 6th Ballot:

Amendment 1 - Clean Missouri

  • Eliminate almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly
  • Require that legislative records be open to the public
  • Lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates
  • Require politicians to wait two years before becoming lobbyists
  • Ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census

Amendment 2 - New Approach Missouri

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing/certification procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
  • use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities

Proposition B - Raise Up MO

  • increase the state minimum wage to $8.60 per hour with 85 cents per hour increase each year until 2023, when the state minimum wage would be $12.00 per hour;
  • exempt government employers from the above increase; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage



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