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Statement: Amendment 1 lawsuit decision

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“We are disappointed in today’s appeals court decision which makes it more likely Missouri voters will have to decide a deceptive, poorly-drafted amendment. Today’s decision not only keeps Amendment 1 on the November ballot, it also lowers the bar for the process we use to alter our state constitution. It opens the door to future misuse of the initiative petition process by out-of-state activists trying to meddle with the most essential rules that govern our state. While little time remains, we will ask the Missouri Supreme Court to consider our case and make a final decision. If Amendment 1 does end up on the ballot, we will work alongside the growing coalition of opponents to educate Missouri voters about how this activist effort could lead to a radical shift in priorities in the Missouri General Assembly, bringing higher taxes and more bureaucratic regulation. We will ask Missourians to vote ‘no’ on Amendment 1 so that we can continue our progress toward making our state business-friendly and competitive for growth.”

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