October 2016 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for October 2016. 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).

How Far Will $100k Get You With Greitens?

The DeVos family's influence reaches far beyond Michigan borders--they recently gave $100,000 in donations to Governor-elect Eric Greitens.

This One's for All the Crazy Uncles

So yes, we all have that “crazy uncle” (or aunt or cousin or in-law) we dread talking to this Thanksgiving. But just like our commitment to continue the fight here in Missouri, these folks won't deter us. Missouri--and our families--are too important and have too much at stake for any of us to sit on the sidelines. Your contribution will help us continue our work to make Missouri better for all of us, even the crazy uncles.

"Transparency Aversion" is Contagious

Unfortunately, it looks like many of our local government officials are taking cues from many in the state senate who have been openly hostile to transparency, and have repeatedly refused to allow us to record public committee hearings.

What's the Difference Between Greitens and Scott Walker? Not Much.

Last weekend, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came down to Missouri to stump for his new BFF -- Eric Greitens.

Walker is best known for an agenda that attacks workers' rights, women's access to reproductive heath care, and a reliance upon dark money and shady laundering schemes.

Eric Greiten’s unaccounted for $2 million from “SEALS for Truth” reads like a stepping stone to Scott Walker’s infamous John Doe case.

September 2016 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for September 2016. 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).

How Not to be an Ally: the Caleb Rowden Story

Recently, State Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar) appeared as keynote speaker for a Boone Co. Republican event full of supporters and other elected leaders including Representatives Caleb Rowden and Chuck Basye. In addition to stumping for local candidates, Emery made time to share his bigoted views about Missouri's LGBT community -- going so far as to compare homosexuality to mental illness(!).

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.

THIS is what "Ethics Reform" looks like?

To kick off veto session, former senator turned Sinquefield-funded lobbyist, Tom Dempsey, took to the Senate dais.

His former colleague Sen. Mike Parson sent out a tweet celebrating his return.

June 2016 #MoLeg Lobbyist Gift Rankings

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

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