Mel Hancock http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Mo., dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mel-hancock-author-tax-amendment-mo-dies <p>Former Missouri Rep. Mel Hancock, who authored an amendment designed to limit the growth of state income, has died.</p><p>Hancock&#39;s wife, Alma, said her husband died early Sunday in his sleep at their home in Springfield. He was 82.</p><p>Hancock represented Missouri&#39;s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:00:16 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Mo., dies