Ethics Reform

Grocer's Priorities Pushed Through Committee Following Breakfast Event

Nothing to see here, just business as usual in Jeff City.

Senator Mike Parson Likes Lobbyist Gifts...."Ethics Reform" Not So Much

Right before the Republican primaries, Bubs Hohulin, former Chief of Staff for Senator Mike Parson, shared a public Facebook post outlining why he can’t vote for his former boss.

He followed up with the KC Star, saying that he will vote for Russ Carnahan, Parson’s Democratic opponent in the general election.

Hohulin noticed that Parson’s policy comprehension isn’t the greatest. Also, ETHICS.

You Didn't Believe They Meant REAL Ethics Reform, Did You?

Latest #MOLeg Resignation Proves Status Quo is Alive and Well in Jefferson City

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.

Jeff City Ethics Still Abysmal

If last week in Jefferson City taught us anything, it's that little has changed

A legislator resigning in disgrace? Check. An ethics reform bill stripped of its teeth to be more lobbyist-friendly? Check.

Senate Leader Ron Richard on Campaign Contribution Limits: "It’s Just Not Going to Happen"

Recipient of large campaign donation checks unmoved by calls for ethics reform

In news that shocks no one, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard (R-Joplin) has stated his opposition to campaign finance reform efforts.

Rowden Wants to Have His Ethics Reform Cake and Eat It Too

A well-documented lobbyist gift-taker, Rep. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), sponsored half-baked ethics legislation that was passed by the Missouri House today

He bragged about it on twitter...

What Can $10 Million Buy You, Aside from Missouri Elected Officials?

The Missouri Ethics Commission released its 2014 annual report and revealed that Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield gave a jaw-dropping $10,463,000 in total contributions worth over $5,000.

$10 million can go a long way. In fact, you can buy a Caribbean Island and still have $1 million left over. However who needs a private island when you can just spend the money on electing a general assembly and statewide office holders that help make you even wealthier?

Jeff City Gift Takers, Ranked (August 2015)

The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for August 2015 today. Here are your updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-August 2015. 1. Colona, Mike- $3,262.07 2. Flanigan, Tom- $3,108.49 3. Ellington, Brandon- $3,075.90 4. Munzlinger, Brian- $2,931.02 5. Leara, Mike- $2,821.25

GOP Rep: “Everyone in the state agrees that we have weak ethics laws”

Ethics reform brought up at GOP caucus

At last week’s Missouri House Republican caucus in St. Louis, members convened to discuss the upcoming veto session and next year’s legislative agenda.

Of great priority, according to Rep. Bill Reiboldt, is ethics reform legislation.

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