The latest editorial from The Star: "A bill requiring citizens to produce government-issued photo identification at the polls would create barriers for thousands of elderly and disabled Missourians, college students and minorities. Now is the time to stop it. A supposed sweetener in the bill — the introduction of convenient advance voting in Missouri — is a red herring. Early voting would be subject to annual funding by the legislature and governor. The chances of finding money in a cash-strapped budget anytime soon are slim. The odds of the GOP-dominated legislature scraping up funds to initiate the photo ID requirement are much better, given the current pressure to do so from national Republican-leaning interest groups..."
And from the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal: "Voters should be amazed at the contradictory actions of Missouri lawmakers...Given the deep budget cuts made by lawmakers, and how the voter ID bill would accomplish nothing, the $7 million cost is simply a huge waste..."