Judge rules in favor of Lt. Gov. Kinder in ballot summary challe - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Judge rules in favor of Lt. Gov. Kinder in ballot summary challenge

(KFVS) -

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder won a victory Tuesday in his challenge of the wording of the state insurance exchanges on the November ballot.

A judge says a Missouri ballot issue regarding state insurance exchanges should be changed before the November election.

Kinder and other Republicans challenged the wording written by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan calling it "biased."

In his order, Judge Green wrote that "correct ballot summary is warranted" according to state law, and that the new ballot language should say, "Shall Missouri Law be amended to prohibit the Governor, or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature?"

Carnahan has 10 days to appeal.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All Rights Reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Cape Girardeau Co., MO leaders hold town hall meeting

    Cape Girardeau Co., MO leaders hold town hall meeting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:38 PM EST2018-01-19 04:38:12 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)(Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Leaders from Cape Girardeau County will be available to answer questions in a town hall meeting. 

    Leaders from Cape Girardeau County will be available to answer questions in a town hall meeting. 

  • MO schools depart from No Child Left Behind, look toward new plan

    MO schools depart from No Child Left Behind, look toward new plan

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-01-19 02:17:08 GMT
    No Child Left Behind was replaced in December (Source: KFVS)No Child Left Behind was replaced in December (Source: KFVS)

    No Child Left Behind was replaced in December 2015 with the Every Student Succeeds Act, and educational leaders in southeast Missouri are optimistic about transitioning to the new law in Fall 2018.

    No Child Left Behind was replaced in December 2015 with the Every Student Succeeds Act, and educational leaders in southeast Missouri are optimistic about transitioning to the new law in Fall 2018.

  • Structure fire in Cape Girardeau County, MO

    Structure fire in Cape Girardeau County, MO

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-01-19 02:02:06 GMT
    (Source: viewer submitted)(Source: viewer submitted)

    Whitewater Fire Department is fighting a structure fire off of Hwy. U and Diamond Lane in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. 

    Whitewater Fire Department is fighting a structure fire off of Hwy. U and Diamond Lane in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. 

Powered by Frankly