Missouri GOP & Democratic Committees Consider Missouri Ballot Questions
October 2, 2014

(AP) – The Democrat and Republican parties are weighing in on a pair of proposed constitutional amendments on Missouri’s ballot.

The Missouri Democratic State Committee has passed a resolution opposing proposed Constitutional Amendment 3. The measure would require public school teachers to be evaluated based on student performance and would limit tenure protections.

The Missouri Republican State Committee has voted to endorse proposed Constitutional Amendment 2. That measure would allow allegations of past criminal acts to be used against people facing sex-related charges involving victims younger than 18.

The official actions by the political parties will allow them to campaign on the measures as part of their get-out-the-vote efforts for the Nov. 4 election.

School Board Association Opposes Chane up Missouri Judge Selection Question
September 14, 2012

The Missouri School Boards Association is announcing it’s opposition to a proposed reform of how Missouri picks it’s judges.
It is on the November ballot as ‘Amendment 3’.
The measure would change the way candidates are nominated for the bench on Missouri. It would also allow the Governor to make the appointments to the nominating panel. Supporters say it will reduce the influence of trial lawyers in the process.
The Missouri School Association, however sees it another way.
“Amendment 3 would introduce a troublesome degree of politics into a system that is working well,” said Dr. Carter Wood , the executive director of the association.
The head of the campaign against Amendment 3, ‘ Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts Committee, Skip Walther, says the state’s school want judges that know the law, not just their own political agenda.