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Remember Chuck Basye's Confederate Flag Debacle?

A year ago, Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport), held a Civil War memorial event on his family's private property. For the Confederacy.

Basye attended this event a week after the Charleston mass shooting.

May 2016 #MoLeg Lobbyist Gift Rankings

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for May 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the Missouri House and Senate.

April 2016 Lobbyist Gift Rankings

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for April 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the House and Senate.

March 2016 Lobbyist Gift Rankings

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for March 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the House and Senate.

February 2016 Lobbyist Gift Rankings

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for February 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the 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).

About That Filibuster...

A conservative backlash has emerged as a result of the 2015 SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

Senate Joint Resolution 39, sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder (R-St. Charles), would allow businesses and individuals to refuse providing “wedding-related” services to same sex couples. (nevermind that the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution applies to everyone, not just straight couples).

How the Humphreys are Buying the Legislature

David Humphreys, President and CEO of TAMKO Building Products, Inc., is the second largest political donor in Missouri.  In recent years, he has pushed his agenda for so-called "right-to-work" and other anti-labor legislation with his political contributions.

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