3 more groups submit Missouri ballot petitions

( KTRS ) Suppoters of initiatives aimed at sales taxes, cigarette taxes and medical marijuana submitted petitions Sunday in hopes of getting their proposals on Missouri’s November ballot. The submitted petitions included two proposed constitutional amendments, one that would prohibit state and local governments from charging sales tax on any services that weren’t already taxed as…

Legislatures seek limits on phone-tracking technology

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Law enforcement departments’ powerful devices that mimic cell towers and track phone locations are raising privacy concerns and inspiring legislation to restrict their use in criminal investigations. Illinois is among states around the country trying to set rules for the suitcase-sized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays. They are capable of…