Former Missouri Rep. Mel Hancock, who authored an amendment designed to limit the growth of state income, has died.
Hancock's wife, Alma, said her husband died early Sunday in his sleep at their home in Springfield. He was 82.
Hancock represented Missouri's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997.
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