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SOS To Write Guns Description

January 21, 1999
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

A court ruling this Thursday means that Secretary of State Bekki Cook, and not the state legislature, will draft the language of April's concealed-weapons ballot question. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

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At issue has been whether a committee of legislators -- which approved the bill in the first place -- gets to describe what it means to voters.

The court's answer was no.

But now, the Secretary of State Bekki Cook has uuntil just Tuesday to write the ballot description.

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Cook says she plans to get the new ballot language to the Attorney General's office by the end of the day Friday. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.