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May 17, 2023Maryville, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

MO State lawmakers discuss legislative session in Maryville

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - After a contentious end to the Legislative session, Missouri State Sen. Rusty Black and State Rep. Jeff Farnan stopped by Maryville.

\At Tuesday morning's legislative coffee, Black and Farnan talked about their accomplishments and fielded questions on several issues ranging from teacher pay to infrastructure needs.

Senator Black says he was surprised he wasn't asked about fighting amongst Republicans late last week.

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The fighting last week derailed bills on child tax credits, foreign ownership of farmland, sports betting, open school enrollment, and a ballot item raising the threshold to enact constitutional amendments.

Although, during yesterday's legislative coffee, Representative Farnan hinted that a special session could be called involving constitutional amendments.

Republicans have been trying to raise the bar to amend the Missouri Constitution for years, arguing that the current simple majority is too easy.

The proposal Senators failed to pass would have raised that threshold to 57% if approved by voters.