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Cook Forced to Reverse Decision

September 20, 1996
By: David Freitas
State Capital Bureau

Secretary of State Bekki Cook has been forced to reverse an earlier decision on an intiative related to term limits.

David Freitas has the story from Jefferson City.

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Missouri voters may be able to find out what Congressional candidates think of term limits if voters pass the latest measure added to the ballot.

Secretary of State Bekki Cook intially rejected the measure because proponents didn't have enough signatures.

But supporters of the initiatives double checked their petitions and now the Cole County Circuit Court has ordered the measure on the ballot.

Secretary of State spokesman Jim Grebing says this kind of reversal is not unusual.

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Contents: Grebing says when there's a narrow margin groups often go back and review the petitions.

Another measure to disclose state legislative candidates' positions on term limits is still under review.

David Freitas, reporting from the State Capital.


Date:September 20, 1996

By: David Freitas

State Capital Bureau

The Cole County Circuit Court today ruled that a measure related to term limits be put on the November ballot.

David Freitas has the story from Jefferson City.

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After failing to make the ballot, supporters of term limit disclosure have now won their place in the November vote.

Missouri voters will decide if a Congressional candidate's position on term limits should be listed on ballots.

Two weeks ago Secretary of State Bekki Cook announced allegations of fraud on these petitions.

Even though the petition is now on the ballot, Cook's spokesman Jim Grebing says they are still investigating.

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Contents: Grebing says they will turn the information over to the appropriate authorities.

If voters agree the words "declined to pledge to support term limits" would appear beside the names of candidate opposed to the limits.

David Freitas reporting from the Capital.