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Constitution Caucus: Group aims to push GOP legislators to the right

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UM School of Journalism

HELENA — They call it the Constitution Caucus, and its message rang clear as veteran Rep. Krayton Kerns rose in the state House Friday to oppose a bill to provide counseling for children from violent homes.

"Don't vote your heart on this one, vote your oath," Kerns urged his fellow legislators. "The constitutional vote on this is no because it will grow government."

Rep. James Knox, a freshman Republican from Billings, couldn't have agreed more. Killing the bill wasn't the easy thing to do, he said, but it is why he and others were sent to He...


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