Sen. Will Kraus

Sen. Will Kraus
Scott Harvey / KSMU

State Sen. Will Kraus believes voters are “overwhelmingly” in support of requiring Missourians to show a photo ID at the polls. The issue will be decided on November 8, a ballot Kraus hopes to also be on as his party’s candidate for Missouri Secretary of State. He’s among three Republicans running in the August 2 primary.

The senator from Lee’s Summit has made photo ID a major focus, handling the Senate version of this year’s bill.

With dozens of sections and subsections, it wouldn’t be that easy to fit the Missouri Constitution in a shirt pocket. 

In the past 10 years, 24 amendments have been proposed to Missouri's constitution. Not all of those propositions passed, but the Show Me State’s constitution has been changed more often than the federal one. (The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times.)

This year’s election cycle featured more constitutional amendments on the ballot – nine – than any time in last decade. Three of them passed in August, and four more will be decided Tuesday.

(Updated at 1 p.m. Monday with additional comments from House Speaker Tim Jones.)

Gov. Jay Nixon proved that he can outdo himself, at least when it comes to vetoing legislation. 

Military leaders and state lawmakers and administrators joined Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday as he signed several bills into law aimed to benefit veterans and their families. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.