Missouri Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment (2014)

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A Missouri Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment may be on the November 4, 2014 election ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If approved by voters, the measure would exempt schools from budget cuts made by the governor by removing "the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from the governor's budget-cutting authority." Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-17) is sponsoring the measure in the legislature, where it is known as Senate Joint Resolution 45.[1]

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Sen. Ryan Silvey is sponsoring the measure in the legislature.[1]

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See also: Amending the Missouri Constitution

Either chamber of the Missouri General Assembly is allowed to propose an amendment. A majority of members of both chambers must approve it; if they do, the proposed amendment goes on a statewide ballot for a popular vote of the people where, if a simple majority approves it, it becomes part of the constitution.

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