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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

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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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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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Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2

Throughout the 2016 election, campaign finance was a constant topic of controversy. Until 2016, Missouri was just one of a handful of states with no limits on campaign contributions or lobbyist gifts, having abolished donation limits in 2008. But the November passage of the Missouri State and Judicial Campaign Contribution Limits Initiative, also known as Constitutional

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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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Humphreys gets set for general election with new donations

JOPLIN, Mo. – If anyone in Missouri had a good night on Aug. 2, it was David Humphreys, the Joplin-based Missouri mega-donor who has donated millions to candidates who support right-to-work legislation. Aside from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s loss to Eric Greitens in the Republican gubernatorial primary, most of Humphreys’ recipients emerged victorious. Joshua Hawley toppled state

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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

Reps. Justin Alferman and Caleb Rowden watch senate debate on ethics. May 11, 2016

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Lobbyist gift ban bill stymied in Senate, campaign contribution limit amendment discarded

Pictured above: Rep. Caleb Rowden (left) and Rep. Justin Alferman listen to lengthy debate on HB 2166 in the Senate. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill that will ban gifts from lobbyists will have a tough road ahead if legislative leaders want it to become law before the end of session. Rep. Justin Alferman’s HB

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Initiative petitions turn in signatures for certification

Medical marijuana, cigarette tax hikes, ban on sales tax on services, campaign contribution limits could be on ballot JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Initiative petitions raising the cigarette tax to benefit early childhood education and legalizing medical marijuana may have grabbed most of the attention, but several other petitions turned in signatures to the secretary of

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