Supporters of changing the Missouri Plan got a boost of sorts yesterday when 82 lawmakers voted to perfect Rep. Stanley Cox's proposed constitutional amendment. That number is significant, because bills need 82 votes in the House to go on to the Senate.
But it remains to be seen whether that number will hold up when the resolution faces another vote. If a single person who voted for the bill on Tuesday is absent when the measure is third read, it could mean Cox's resolution fails. Things are complicated by the fact that a number of lawmakers did not vote during the perfection process.
As of 10:29 a.m., the House is currently third reading the bill.
So what do you think will happen? Will Cox's amendment go on to the Senate or die yet again in the House? [UPDATE: The resolution passed 85-72 and now goes to the Missouri Senate.]