Decision Expected on Missouri Ballot Measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters of proposed Missouri ballot measures will know soon whether they submitted enough signatures to put their questions to voters in November.

Among the proposals are increases in Missouri’s minimum wage and new restrictions on payday and other small loans. Other proposals would raise tobacco taxes and let St. Louis take over administration of its police department.

Proponents had to get signatures of registered voters on petitions, which were submitted in May. The secretary of state’s office was expected to announce Tuesday what measures qualify for the November ballot.

Initiatives that change state law require signatures from more than 92,000 registered voters. For amendments to the Missouri Constitution, supporters need about 147,000 signatures.

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