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Statement: Supreme Court will not hear Amendment 1 case

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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.

“The Missouri Supreme Court has decided not to hear our argument why Amendment 1 is unfit to go before Missouri voters. We have no further avenues to block this poorly drafted amendment before it appears on the November 6 ballot. Missourians must now decide whether we should allow out-of-state activists to rewrite our constitution, meddle with the balance of power in our legislature and open the door to higher taxes and more regulation. When we talk about making changes to our state’s constitution, we need to make sure any new amendments pass a high bar. The judiciary’s decision in this case is especially troubling because it establishes a new, low precedent allowing constitutional amendments to go before voters regardless of drafting errors and deceptive intent. Despite the wave of dark money being spent in support of Amendment 1, we will work to unmask this effort and educate voters about its true intent. Amendment 1 isn’t designed to clean Missouri — it will fleece us.”

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