Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes
Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.
Quade says Democrats will also take the lead in a what could be a bipartisan effort to change the criminal justice system. Missouri has the eighth highest incarceration rate in the country.