Hawley on Ethics: I Can't Do Anything About It

Earlier this week, Steve Kraske spoke to Attorney General Josh Hawley. Toward the end of the interview, Kraske asked Hawley about calls from the KC Star, elected officials, and others for his office to investigate allegations of pay-to play with Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard. Hawley's answer was underwhelming and contradictory to his campaign.

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GOP Senators Pushing Back Against Greitens' Bullying

More senators are pushing back on Gov. Greitens unethical behavior, corruption, and bullying in Missouri politics.

Pay-to-Play an Unspoken Norm in Jeff City?

Last Thursday on the floor of the Senate, Senator Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) and Senator Gary Romine (R-Farmington) discussed what was to come in the last three weeks of legislative session. What ensued was a conversation that turned to under the table pay-to-play.

Senators Schaaf and Romine Agree: Greitens' Dark Money is Bad

As the Missouri Legislature gets closer and closer to the end of session, tensions are rising and tempers are getting short, especially when it comes to Gov. Eric Greitens' hypocritical campaign commitment to clean up the corruption in Jefferson City.

SB 43 Will Create More Roads to Injustice

Let’s say you work at Uber, and you’re sexually harassed. You try to bring it to Human Resources, but they ignore your claim, and say “that even though this was clearly sexual harassment and he was propositioning me, it was this man's first offense.” This behavior is repeated over and over again, and you bring it up to HR each time it happens, but then all of a sudden you’re either fired or taken to arbitration court to keep you quiet.

New Lows for Ethics in Jefferson City

Many lawmakers in Jefferson City ran on a platform of cleaning up government. But taking a look at the events of last week, it couldn’t be clearer that ethics and conflicts of interest continue to be an afterthought (at best) for Jefferson City politicians.

February 2017 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for February 2017. Here are your updated rankings of the Missouri House and Senate. We've ranked elected officials by the amount they received personally. The second number represents how much staff and family members received (as reported to the MEC).

Moms Face Online Harassment After Visit to the Capitol

Tuesday, volunteers with Moms Demand Action, a group that organizes around common sense gun reform, came to Jefferson City to talk with their legislators about an anti-business gun bill. It's a bill that has serious effects, but has made few headlines. That's partially why it is so odd a covertly taken picture of the volunteers ended up on a gun lobby facebook page.

Greitens Supports 479,000 Missourians Losing Health Insurance

Governor Eric Greitens signed a letter, along with other extreme governors including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, in praise of Speaker Paul Ryan's and President Trump's repeal of Obamacare. Their legislation, titled the "American Health Care Act" stands to lose 24 million Americans – including 479,000 Missourians – their health insurance.

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