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The Missouri Legislature is a laboratory for bad ideas. Lowlights of the current session include the repeal of the voters’ decision to make dog breeding a little less feces-smeared and the agenda of state Sen. Jane Cunningham, who showed up in Jeff City with a strange determination to eliminate child-labor laws.
Hope is not lost. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to downsize the Missouri House. In addition to saving money, thinning the herd of lawmakers would appear to offer the added bonus of reducing the number of bills that make Missouri look like Bumpkinsville, USA.