Candidates’ litmus test pared to four issues

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Now that the presidential primary season is closing and state candidates are finally able to file for election with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office, I am narrowing my list of expectations for candidates on the August and November ballots.

Here is my current list of what I want to see the candidates support before receiving my vote.

* Get rid of presidential signing statements. Originally a means for the chief executive to issue a…