MO Senate Works On Bill To Make It Tougher To Pass Changes To Constitution

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri Senate Democrats held their ground on a bill intended to make it tougher to pass changes to the Missouri Constitution. The state Senate spent about four hours Wednesday before adjourning without voting on a measure that would require the support of 60-percent of the votes cast in order to pass such ballot measures. State Senators Karla May and Barbara Washington say Republicans are trying to silence voters.

State Senator Denny Hoskins, a Republican from Warrensburg, says a higher standard should be required to put something into the state Constitution.