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Senate passes redistricting fix

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Lawmakers are making progress on legislation that would empower voters to stop a radical redistricting scheme currently being implemented in the state.

On Feb. 10, the Missouri Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 38 and sent it to the House for consideration.

If the resolution receives final passage from the legislature and is approved by voters at the ballot box, it would halt an experiment that is currently being implemented in the state to erase and rewrite our state’s district boundaries. Missouri districts could end up looking like strings of spaghetti, with communities of interest separated.

The new districts could lead to a shift in priorities in the General Assembly — likely away from the current pro-business trajectory that has benefited our economy.

This problematic redistricting effort was part of Amendment 1, which voters passed in 2018 after a multi-million-dollar statewide campaign bankrolled by anti-business activists from outside Missouri.

The Missouri Chamber continues to closely watch this legislation and urges our members to share their views with their elected officials as the discussion continues.

SJR 38 is sponsored by Sen. Dan Hegeman, a Republican from Cosby and a 2019 Missouri Chamber Business Champion.

You can send a message to your legislators here asking them to support SJR 38.

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