- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
No plans to push Missouri voter ID issue this year
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Indiana's photo identification law for voters should have no immediate effect on Missouri.
Missouri's Republican-led government enacted a photo ID law similar to Indiana's in 2006. But the Missouri law was struck down that same year by the state Supreme Court.
Democratic attorney Don Downing led the challenge against it. Because the Missouri ruling was based on the state constitution, he says it should not be affected by Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling based on the federal constitution.
Republican House member Stanley Cox had proposed a new amendment allowing a photo ID requirement in Missouri. But the legislative session ends May 16, and Cox says it's too late to pass it.