An effort to increase the threshold for initiative petitions passed out of the Missouri House Thursday.
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The Missouri Times is following the citizen initiative process from the very beginning — from being submitted to rejected, withdrawn, or approved to signature collection and potentially to the ballot.
Bills aimed at restructuring Missouri’s initiative petition process continue to dominate the early stages of session in lower chamber hearings.
The bill seeks to increase the threshold of voter passage of initiative petitions to two-thirds instead of a simple majority.
School choice advocates say they are concerned about the future of local school boards’ authority if the initiative petition is successful.
Republican House members asked Gov. Mike Parson to convene a special session to address initiative petition and election reform proposals.
"The initiative process is a power and freedom that We the People have reserved to ourselves as a check on and to be independent of the General Assembly."
“We are confident when we say there is no single greater economic investment you can make in Missouri this year than fully funding Medicaid expansion.”
"The legislative process includes a hearing in at least five committees. The resulting language, reviewed and debated by 197 elected officials over weeks of debate, should not be changed by a single individual or judiciary branch."