The aftermath of Clean Missouri, the amendment that voters overwhelmingly passed two years continues. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
In 2018, Missouri voters, by nearly a 2 to 1 margin voting in favor of Amendment 1. The Lobbying Campaign Finance and Restricting Initiative, also known as Clean Missouri. The amendment was supposed to create two independent commissions that would help redraw legislative districts throughout Missouri to decrease gerrymandering. The aftermath on this year’s ballot is Amendment 3, which would eliminate the nonpartisan state demographer and revert to a bipartisan commission appointed by the governor. Campaign Manager for No on 3 Sean Nicholson speaks about who is backing the amendment. “Amendment 3 was crafted by politicians to let lobbyists and political operatives draw maps to protect their politicians. They want a world whereas few districts as possible are competitive in November” A yes vote on Amendment 3 would also change the threshold of lobbyist gifts by just $5 from $5 to $0 and lower the contribution limit for state senate campaigns $100 dollars from $2,500 to $2,400. Both Republicans and Democrats across the state have come out in opposition to Amendment 3. For K R P S, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro in Webb City