Peter Kinder Bill Would Require Election To Fill Vacancies By Marshall Griffin • Jan 16, 2013 A Missouri House committee has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices. Feds To Take Lead On Health Exchanges In Kansas, Missouri By Elana Gordon • Nov 19, 2012 bigstock.com Immediately after the presidential election, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange. Democrats Win Most Statewide Races In Missouri By Maria Carter • Nov 7, 2012 Dan Verbeck / KCUR Despite Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting a decisive win in Missouri, Democratic candidates fared well in statewide races. Health Care Exchange Ballot Language Debated By Marshall Griffin • Aug 17, 2012 Arguments were heard on Friday about whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. Ballot Language For Health Measure Faces Legal Backlash By Elana Gordon • Jul 10, 2012 bigstock.com Wording of a health care measure that’s to appear on the Missouri ballot this fall is facing backlash from Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and fellow Republicans.