Missouri auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 1:10 p.m. CDT; updated 2:18 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 20, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has instructed his staff to stop preparing estimates about the financial effect of proposed ballot initiatives, citing recent court rulings that have clouded the authority of his office to carry out the task.