The Central Missouri Development Council said the proposition, which would raise development fees to pay for roads, will make it too expensive to live in Columbia.
Almost half of Lisa Ballenger's life has been spent in the Boone County recorder of deeds' office working as deputy recorder. Now she's one of two candidates competing to replace her boss, who is retiring.
Nora Dietzel is used to being the center of attention. Her singing allowed her to transition into theater, where she starred as the lead in several local plays. Now, Dietzel is the center of attention for a different reason: her campaign for Boone County recorder of deeds.
As sales tax collections become sluggish, the city is looking for a new strategy to increase its public safety forces.
Republican Vicky Hartzler, who faces challenges from Democrat Nate Irvin and Libertarian Herschel Young, has received the most money in campaign donations.
The Government Affairs Committee of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce urges voters to say yes to Proposition 1 and no to Proposition 2 on the November ballot.
Candidates for presiding commissioner, recorder and collector report how much money they've raised and spent in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.
The four candidates in the two contested races involving Boone County districts have raised a total of more than $400,000, but incumbents have a decided advantage.
Democratic candidate Nate Irvin said federal law needs to change to match public opinion in Missouri's 4th District. Incumbent Vicky Hartzler disagreed. Libertarian Herschel Young said he would go further.
Vicky Hartzler, Herschel Young and Nate Irvin will face off in November's election.
Basye said he plans to take two or three days off to attend a Republican training session in Kansas City.
In the primary, three Democrats and two Republicans ran for Division 5 associate circuit judge to replace Larry Bryson, who is retiring at age 66.
Because the amendment failed, there will be no change to the funding of the Veterans Commission, and lottery ticket proceeds in Missouri will continue to fund only education.
Proposed amendments drew plenty of comment from Boone County residents who turned out Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information about polling place locations is available at the Boone County Clerk's website.
Thirteen primary candidates participated in Tuesday's question-and-answer session hosted by the Columbia NAACP.
Two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Democrat are on the Aug. 5 ballot, seeking their parties' nominations.
Both of the first-time candidates, Elizabeth "Betsy" Phillips and Chuck Basye, hope to take on the incumbent, Rep. John Wright.
Paul Prevo, a member on the Boone County Board of Parks Commission, said the commission did not endorse the sales tax because only 18 percent of its revenues would go toward parks. And Steve Spellman called the tax a bailout for the Central Missouri Events Center.
The 25-year-old Democratic candidate in the 2014 District 4 congressional primary spoke at the Muleskinners' weekly meeting about his reasons for running and his campaign plans.