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Constitutional Convention
12:49 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Federal repeal measure divides Mo. conservatives

Mo. State Rep. Jay Barnes. (via Office of Representative Barnes)

A proposal seeking a constitutional convention to allow states to repeal federal laws has divided some conservatives in the Missouri House.

The resolution by Jefferson City Republican Jay Barnes urges Congress to call a convention to draft a constitutional amendment allowing states to repeal federal laws, if two-thirds vote to do so.

But debate stalled on the measure this past week without reaching a vote.

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