2021 is winding down, and 2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for ballot measures in Missouri. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
So far, two statewide measures have already been certified for the 2022 ballot. Amendment 1 would authorize the Missouri state treasurer to invest in municipal securities, another would ask if voters would want to hold a state constitutional convention.
Out of the 85 citizen-initiated ballot measures, so far 44 have been cleared for signature gathering, they include a right to work initiative that mandates that no person should be required to pay dues to a labor union or join a union as a condition of employment. Another possible measure would legalize recreational marijuana, while also prohibiting the taxation of medical cannabis. The same measure would also legalize driving under the influence of pot. For any measure to make it on the ballot, proponents need to gather between 16,000 and 22,000 signatures across Missouri’s 8 congressional districts. Midterm elections take place Tuesday, November 8, 2022. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro