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Campaign contribution amendment largely overturned in federal court

Campaign contribution amendment largely overturned in federal court

$2,600-donation limit remains KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western District Court of Missouri overturned the one of popular ballot issue in the state Friday when it ruled the state needs to stop enforcing Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution, which went into effect because of the passage of Amendment 2 in November. Amendment 2 limited campaign contributions

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‘Holly PAC’ and the campaign contribution atmosphere after Amendment 2

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The next permutation of political donating in Missouri has emerged in response to the passage of a new constitutional amendment in November which overhauled Missouri’s campaign finance rules. Rep. Holly Rehder will begin fundraising for a new political action committee (PAC), called “Holly PAC,” which will donate to other candidate committees,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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