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5 things to know for Tuesday's elections in Missouri

An estimated 72 percent of the state's registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Here's a look at the top races and factors impacting the day.

Get a ride to the polls Tuesday

Voters in Columbia and Boone County who need a ride to the polls have several options. 

Missouri Proposition E would limit governor's authority on insurance exchange

Proposition E would "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."

 

Growth in neighborhoods old and new affects 46th District

Democrat Stephen Webber and Republican Fred Berry are competing to represent the new House district, which encompasses much of the city's Fourth and Fifth wards.

 

Republican candidate Berry a last-minute addition to 46th District ticket

Fred Berry says he would bring honor and integrity to the state representative office as he runs against incumbent Stephen Webber in the 46th House District.

State representative candidate Webber has deep roots in Columbia

Stephen Webber, who has represented the 23rd District for four years, will try to win another term, this time in the 46th District.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: A look at the Missourian's coverage

The Missourian has published a number of articles to help inform voters about the candidates and ballot issues for the 2012 general election.

 

Mental health tax could help counseling, prevention programs

If the tax passes, money could go toward a variety of services listed in the state law that allows counties to levy a tax for children's mental health, including temporary shelter, crisis intervention and early intervention.

47th District includes mix of urban and rural concerns

The new House district is diverse and includes parts of western and central Columbia, along with Harrisburg, Rocheport and Higbee.

Missouri's 50th District steeped in tradition and ready for the future

Caleb Jones, running unopposed for the state House seat in the 50th District, prepares to represent an area that spans the Missouri River and includes parts of Boone, Cole and Moniteau counties.

Wright's passion for education runs in the family

Democrat John Wright is one of two candidates seeking to represent Missouri's new 47th House District.

Richards brings strong personality, love for history to 47th District race

Columbia Republican Mitch Richards hopes to win the opportunity to represent Missouri's new 47th House District.

Advocates for mental health sales tax cite lack of long-term shelters

A coalition backs Missouri Proposition A, which if passed would result in a quarter-cent sales tax increase for children's mental health, because the group thinks the tax revenue could be used to expand housing for kids in crisis. 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine: Where they stand on the issues

The Missourian takes a look at candidates' positions on major issues in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on health care

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., stands by the Affordable Care Act while U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, has vowed to either repeal or chip away at it. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on education

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., agrees with U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, that educational decisions are best made at local and state levels, but they disagree on what role the federal government should take.  Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine believes the federal government should shift its focus to educating Americans in skilled trades.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on energy

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, both support the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine has not publicly stated any specific policies regarding energy.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on government spending

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., believes in enacting long-term debt reduction; U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, wants to cut federal outlays, cap the debt ceiling and balance the federal budget; and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine says he would vote "no" on any legislation containing earmarks.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on agriculture and rural areas

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., supports the Senate's 2012 five-year farm bill, and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, has said he will work to stop federal regulations that might affect farm operations. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine has not publicly stated any specific policies regarding farming policies.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on Medicare

This article is one of an eight-part series that examines where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine stand on some of the issues important to Missouri voters.

 

 

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