Proposed Missouri amendments could alter balance of power

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The proposals in the Missouri Legislature to amend the state constitution could, if enacted, dramatically alter the balance of power between the branches of government and between state government and the people.

In all, more than a dozen amendments have been proposed dealing with basic constitutional questions. Several would make it harder to pass constitutional amendments. Another would make it far more difficult to put initiative petitions on the ballot. Other proposals would reduce the power and tenure in office of state judges, make Missouri House members responsible for serving more constituents and weaken legislative term limits.

Read more in Sunday's Southeast Missourian.

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