MO Is One Vote Away From Asking Voters To Make It Tougher To Pass Constitutional Amendments

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri is close to asking voters whether to make it tougher to change the state constitution. The Missouri House has passed a proposed ballot measure that is designed to require the support of 57-percent of the votes cast in order to change the constitution, instead of the current 50-percent minimum. Republican State Representative Ed Lewis, of Moberly, talks to House Speaker Pro Tem Mike Henderson, of Desloge (deh-lozh), about the proposal.

State Representative Robert Sauls, a Democrat from Independence, says similar measures have failed in some Republican states because people want a choice to put into law what they support. The measure goes back to the Senate for another vote.