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Truth: "Shame alone should lead to ethics reform, but shame is hard to find in Jefferson City"

Must-read Post-Dispatch Editorial, "What will it take for Missouri Legislature to embrace ethics reform?": 

Shame alone should lead to ethics reform, but shame is hard to find in Jefferson City. It’s easier to pass ethics laws when elected officials can point the finger outward rather than inward. It shouldn’t take indictments for the leaders of the Missouri Legislature, particularly Capitol veterans who have seen its culture degraded, to want to leave the place better than they found it.