The bill would declare any federal, state or local laws prohibiting guns to be in violation of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions, rendering them invalid.
Some lawmakers said they fear the proposed constitutional right to farm could challenge regulations on puppy mills.
The proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution would require approval in a statewide vote and expire after 10 years.
Nixon proposed a $150 million budget increase for education that would be performance-based instead of based on past funding.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit over a section that says the religious rights of inmates are limited to federal law.
The measure on the statewide ballot said people have the right to pray in public or private so long as they do not disturb the peace, and it gives a specific imprimatur for prayer before government meetings.
The measure on the statewide ballot says people have the right to pray in public or private, and it gives a specific imprimatur for prayer before government meetings.
The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.
Passing the state budget is the only thing the Missouri Constitution requires the General Assembly to accomplish during the session.
House Republican Don Ruzicka wants to make it harder for voters to change the state’s hunting, fishing and forestry laws.
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