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June 17, 2012 12:00 AM

Critics of Missouri's term limits say political deadlock is the result

Twenty years ago this fall, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved term limits for members of the state legislature. Now critics are pointing to what they contend are the unintended consequences of that vote: political gridlock, embarrassing legislative mistakes, and lawmakers turning into highly paid lobbyists to influence their wet-behind-the-ears colleagues.

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