Legislation is awaiting action in the Missouri Senate that would change the filing period for candidates planning to run in the state’s Democratic and Republican primaries in August.
Missouri is one of 24 states where citizens who gather enough signatures can put a question on the ballot.
They’re called voter initiatives.
While voters have the ability to enact laws in Missouri, those laws can be changed or even overturned by legislators.
This year, two voter-approved laws, one on puppy mills, the other on the minimum wage, have been targeted at the state capitol.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.