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Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The calls for more government transparency continue to ring out through the Missouri Capitol as the state recognizes Sunshine Week. The annual nationwide initiative seeks to remind lawmakers and government officials to renew their commitments to the state’s open records and government transparency laws. “Missourians have long agreed that government should operate

House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of corruption in the state government.

Members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics gather on Tuesday morning for a hearing on two bills concerning lobbyist gifts.

Senate committee compares House and Senate bills on lobbyist gift restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night of debate on the Senate floor, members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics took up the issue of ethics reform once again. Tuesday morning’s hearing consisted of the presentation of two bills, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s SB 305 and Rep. Justin Alferman’s HB

Sen. Rob Schaff, R-St. Joseph

Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own history, as colonists in the

Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, renews his call for a vote on HB 60.

House passes HB 60 to limit lobbyist gifts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has made good on the promise to pass an ethics reform bill in the 2017 legislative session. Fresh off of a long weekend, Missouri’s House of Representatives returned to session late Tuesday afternoon to overwhelmingly pass a measure seeking to put limits on lobbyist gifts. The bill, HB

The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has taken the next step in their fight for ethics reform. House members on Thursday perfected HB 60, an ethics bill focused on changing the rules as they apply to gifts from lobbyists. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, received first-round approval from the House by

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