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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

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

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

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House continues to push ethics reform forward in the early days of the legislative session. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, was the first bill to reach committee, as the House Committee on General Laws held its first hearing on Monday, hours before the inauguration ceremony. HB

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Zerr hopes to prohibit incentives from abandoned stadium owners

ST. LOUIS – Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, is filing a bill which seeks to prevent sports franchise owners and their subsidiaries from utilizing government incentives again in the event a publicly funded facility is left. Zerr discussed the filing on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX Thursday, saying that those who abuse government incentives, whether

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Judge strikes down Missouri’s ban on gay marriage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge issued a ruling today saying that Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional just one day after a local circuit judge reached an almost identical ruling in St. Louis. “This is an incredible, historic day for Missouri,” said AJ Bockelman, Executive Director of PROMO, the state’s largest LGBT

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