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May 16, 2014

Bill nullifying federal gun laws pending as Missouri lawmakers near close

A Missouri bill attempting to nullify some federal gun-control policies remains in limbo as lawmakers wrap up their session.

A Missouri bill attempting to nullify some federal gun-control policies remains in limbo as lawmakers wrap up their session.

The gun legislation had been a priority for Republican leaders at the start of the session but has gotten bogged down because of Republican disagreement about how aggressive the bill should be.

Also unresolved is whether to approve a bonding plan for construction or repair projects at college campuses and state buildings.

The Missouri Constitution sets a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to pass legislation.

Lawmakers already have passed several priority measures. Those include an income tax cut, a transportation sales tax proposal and bills overhauling the state’s laws on criminal penalties and unaccredited school districts.

Among the failed bills are a proposed Medicaid expansion and restoration of campaign contribution limits.

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