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(LISTEN): State Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) appears on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) tells 939 the Eagle that we could see initiative petition reform and education reform legislation in the Senate in Jefferson City next week. Initiative petition reform has been a priority for Pro Tem Rowden and for the Senate Freedom Caucus. They say a simple majority is too easy for out-of-state groups to change the Missouri Constitution. Democrats oppose the proposed changes involving initiative petitions, saying Republicans are not listening to the will of voters statewide. Democrats also say a simple majority should rule. State Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) supports IP reform but thinks supporters need to do a better job of messaging that. She joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that initiative petition reform sounds like she needs to fix her computer. Senator Coleman, who’s seeking the GOP nomination for Missouri’s soon-to-be-open Third Congressional District seat, says there have been more than a dozen changes to the state Constitution in the past 20 years. She’s also pleased with the Missouri House’s passage of open enrollment legislation, saying education freedom is becoming more and more popular. She also addressed some of the chaos that’s been happening in the Missouri Senate, and the tension between Senate GOP leaders like Rowden and the Freedom Caucus:

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