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State Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) chairs the Missouri Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee (photo courtesy of Senator Koenig's Missouri Senate page)

(LISTEN): State Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) preview Missouri’s 2024 session on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

State Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) will serve his 16th and final year in the Missouri Legislature in 2024, due to term limits. He chairs the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee and is also seeking the GOP nomination for Missouri Treasurer in 2024. Senator Koenig joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” to preview the 2024 session, which begins January 3 in Jefferson City. One of his top priorities is what he describes as initiative petition reform. Senator Koenig tells listeners that changing the Missouri Constitution should require a higher threshold than a simple majority. Democrats strongly oppose the change, saying Missouri voters have been approving things like a minimum wage increase, Medicaid expansion and a right-to-work repeal because GOP lawmakers are not listening to voters. But Senator Koenig disagrees. He wants to see an IP bill pass that would require a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment to be approved by voters in five of the state’s eight congressional districts. Senator Koenig says cities shouldn’t be able to tell farmers what to do and versa. Senator Koenig also called for the expansion of school choice and a parental bill of rights on the program. He’ll also focus on transgender legislation in 2024:

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