Monday, August 2, 2010

Election Tomorrow--Issues

State of Missouri
PROPOSITION C
Proposed by the 95th General Assembly
(Second Regular Session) SS SCS HCS House Bill 1764

Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:
Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown.
YES NO
JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
QUESTION #1

PRIMARY ELECTION
AUGUST 3, 2010
Shall the Jackson County Charter adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986 and August 2, 1994 be repealed and the Proposed 2010 Jackson County Charter, as filed in final form on May 25, 2010 with the Clerk of the County Legislature, be enacted in lieu thereof as the 2010 Jackson County Charter?
YES NO
CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
PRIMARY ELECTION
AUGUST 3, 2010
QUESTION 1

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
For the purpose of reimbursing the City for expenses related to the regulation, inspection and issuance of permits for tire dealers and waste tire sites, shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri, be authorized to charge an annual fee of $250.00 for each tire dealer permit and each waste tire site permit, including renewals, and charge a fee of $100.00, that may be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index, for second and subsequent re-inspections of any tire dealer or waste tire site after failure of an annual or complaint inspection and the first re-inspection?
YES NO
QUESTION 2

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
For the purpose of reimbursing the City for expenses related to the enforcement of nuisance and property maintenance ordinances, shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri, be authorized to charge a $75.00 re-inspection fee (for each re-inspection), that may be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index, to a violator who fails to correct the nuisance or property maintenance violations within the time frame provided in the written notice, to be used exclusively to provide funding that will supplement current funding for enforcement of nuisance and property maintenance ordinances so funding shall not be reduced below the amounts in the Fiscal Year 2010 – 11 Budget, unless overall percentage reductions are imposed on all other General Fund supported City departments?
YES NO

These are the questions that all voters within the city limits of Kansas City, MO will see. Our friends in Grandview will have a tax question to consider. Other municipalities also have ballot issues. The country will be watching Missouri for the outcome of Proposition C with regard to health care. A large number of Missourians voting for Prop C may be a barometer of negative feelings towards the health care plan passed by the US Congress earlier this year.

2 comments:

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
I hope everybody gets out to vote!
So much of the time the race is decided in the primary. And then you have the propositions--people don't get informed and then they are surprised when stuff starts to happen in regard to them.

Good luck South Kansas City!
Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:
I don't expect great turnout--I think the weather will keep some away. On the other hand, polling places are air conditioned!

Thanks for the well wishes. Like all cities these days, Kansas City needs them.
The Observer