Senate Could Debate the Initiative Petition Process This Week

The senate could debate whether to make it tougher to approve a vote of the people this week.

The Missouri Freedom Caucus, a small faction of Republican lawmakers, spent the first month of the legislative session holding up business until their priorities pass through the chamber, namely changes to voter-approved initiative petitions.

Republican Bill Eigel, a prominent member of the caucus says a bill is likely going to be debated on Tuesday…

Under current law, it takes a simple majority to change the state constitution – that same simple majority is what led to recreational marijuana being legalized and the expansion of Medicaid healthcare for low-income people.