Republican State Senate Turmoil
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Republican State Senate Turmoil

Republican infighting in the GOP controlled Missouri Senate on Friday led to the failure of a GOP priority of raising the threshold to amend the State Constitution.

Some lawmakers say it could ease the path to restoring abortion access in the state. House Speaker Dean Plocher tells capitol reporters that the Senate should be held accountable for allowing abortion to return.

Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden of Columbia blames fellow GOP State Senators Bill Eigel and Denny Hoskins, saying they killed personal property tax cuts and sports betting. Eigel fired back this weekend, retweeting a post from a resident who says Rowden “is no more than a Democrat hiding behind the Republican banner.”