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Senator Hegeman Questions if Clean Missouri Amendment Confused Voters

The Missouri Senate spent about 10 hours Wednesday night and into the wee hours of Thursday morning on a proposed ballot measure designed to change the voter-approved Clean Missouri amendment. The plan would let a bipartisan commission redraw legislative districts, instead of a nonpartisan demographer. On the Senate floor, bill sponsor Dan Hegeman, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Cosby, and Democrat Jill Schupp of the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur discuss whether voters knew what they voted for when 62 percent approved the Clean Missouri amendment.

Hegeman wants to let a bipartisan commission redraw legislative districts, instead of a nonpartisan demographer. His resolution would also ban lobbyist gifts, instead of Clean Missouri’s five-dollar limit, and put a 2,000 dollar cap on Senate candidate political donations, instead of the current 2,500.



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