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MEC continues work to educate on campaign contribution changes

MEC continues work to educate on campaign contribution changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On December 8, 2016, Article VIII, section 23 of the Missouri constitution went into effect, limiting campaign contributions to candidates seeking statewide office. Since then, Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) Director James Klahr says things at the MEC have been busy as filers and donors across the state have wanted to learn


New contribution limits affect fundraising quarter ending

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Due to newly implemented campaign contribution laws passed during the November election, fundraising efforts for state candidates adapt to adhere to the new parameters that have been set. On April 3, 2017, the fundraising quarter for candidates will cease as local government prepares for the 2018 election process. According to the

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Campaign contribution law bans corporation donations to all candidates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The new implementation of Missouri’s campaign contribution law could potentially present problems for candidates at local levels. The new law passed during the November election by a large margin of Missouri voters places limits and rules on how candidates and committees can accept donations, including how much can be donated. Perhaps

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Co-ops ask for restraining order in campaign finance lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amendment 2 was easily passed in the November election, but the battle over the campaign finance amendment is far from over. Voters approved a cap on direct contributions to candidates at $2,600 per election and limiting donations to $25,000 for political parties. That led to a federal lawsuit being filed against the


Lawsuit filed against Amendment 2

Schaaf argues his resolution will preserve amendment ST. LOUIS – A federal lawsuit filed early Wednesday will seek to stop the limits placed on campaign contributions caused by the approval of Amendment 2 by Missouri voters. Missouri Electric Cooperatives and Legends Bank, represented by attorney Chuck Hatfield, will also ask that the amendment be blocked

Eric Greitens speaks to supporters during a rally in Columbia one day before the election.

Greitens calls for ‘clean sweep’ in Tuesday’s election

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Eric Greitens hit the campaign trail one final time before the November 8th election, calling for voters to help lead the GOP to a ‘clean sweep’ of the Show Me State. “All of the momentum is on our side, because the people of Missouri are standing up there, joining this campaign. They


POLL: Koster lead increases again, Trump up 10 points

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster continued to build his lead in The Missouri Times’ weekly poll. He now holds a lead of 16 points and the support of more than half of likely voters. In other races polled, Donald Trump took a 10 point lead over Hillary Clinton and voters seem prepared


Unlimited campaign contributions in crosshairs of new IP

Of the four initiative petitions certified by Secretary of State Jason Kander Tuesday, the one that bans campaign contribution limits (Amendment 2) has probably not received as much attention as some of the others. While many questioned whether Missouri would become the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana or focused on the fight between the


Hanaway stumps for Ashcroft as he doubles-down on Amendment 2

Saint Louis, Mo. — Republican Jay Ashcroft isn’t backing down from his latest controversial ad in the race for the 24th senatorial district which accused his Democratic opponent, Jill Schupp, of protecting sex offenders. Ashcroft has been hammering Schupp on her votes as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives and for not taking

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Prosecutors, sheriffs come forward in support of Amendment 2

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri law enforcement groups have joined the coalition in support of Amendment 2, a change to the Missouri Constitution that will remove a loophole created by recent court decisions regarding the admissibility of evidence used to prosecute child sexual predators. Representatives of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Missouri