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Mon Dec 24, 2018, 03:25 AM

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

Source: Associated Press

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

By DAVID A. LIEB
December 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When then-Missouri state Sen. Mike Parson didn’t agree with a voter-approved law imposing tough regulations on dog breeders, he led a legislative effort to repeal the measure and replace it with a tamer version.

Now eight years later as governor, Parson believes a similar repeal-and-replace effort is necessary for a new voter-approved constitutional amendment revising the way Missouri’s legislative districts are drawn. Beyond that, Parson said in an interview with The Associated Press, it may also be time to raise the bar for initiative petitions to appear on the ballot.

The Republican governor acknowledges that neither of those things may sound good to voters.

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Voters last month overwhelimingly approved Constitutional Amendment 1 . Dubbed “Clean Missouri” by supporters, the measure limited lobbyist gifts to lawmakers, subjected lawmakers to the state open-records law and changed the process for redrawing legislative districts after the 2020 census.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/7702bd1c62244505a0653a99167480e3

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 05:33 AM

1. The GOP version of democracy

In action.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 09:50 AM

2. Banana Republicans want a banana republic. nt

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