Voters pass deceptive redistricting amendment

Statement by Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President/CEO

“We are deeply disappointed that Missouri voters were deceived by Amendment 1. This effort was backed by anti-business activists and bankrolled by millions in dark money. It succeeded by convincing Missourians they were supporting an effort to clean up government. In reality, Amendment 1 will alter Missouri’s constitution and redraw the lines that define how Missouri is divided into districts. We now face a real threat that the coming years will bring a seismic shift in priorities in state government. This could easily lead to higher taxes and more bureaucratic regulation, reversing long-running efforts to make our state business friendly and competitive for growth. The Missouri Chamber will closely monitor how Amendment 1 is implemented and we will work to ensure it is executed in a way that keeps our economic progress intact.”