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In 2018 alone, citizens initiated (and voters approved) amendments to the Missouri State Constitution that added some 10,000 words to that document. According to Justin Dyer of the University of Missouri, "the current incentive structure pushes political and legal reformers in Missouri to focus their efforts on amending the constitution rather than revising Missouri statutes." Dyer's report, available by clicking the link below, explains the process by which the constitution can be amended and traces the history of our current (1945) constitution. 

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Justin Dyer

Justin Dyer is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri.