Two Missouri initiative petitions qualify for ballot -

Two Missouri initiative petitions qualify for ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri elections officials say two of the four initiative petitions have qualified for the November statewide ballot.

One of the proposed laws would place new restrictions on dog breeders. The other would require voters in Kansas City and St. Louis to decide whether to keep those cities' earnings taxes.

The secretary of state's office said Tuesday that too few signatures were submitted for proposed constitutional amendments seeking to change how state judges are selected and barring a transfer tax on real estate sales.

For ballot measures that would change state laws, proponents must get signatures from 5 percent of the voters in 2008 governor race in six of the nine congressional districts. For constitutional amendments, it takes 8 percent from six of nine congressional districts.

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