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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

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

100+ List 2015

100+ List, Part 10

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and

100+ List 2015

100+ List, Part 8

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and

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Casas retains passion for policy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If you happen to find yourself at the Capitol listening in on an education committee hearing, you’ll probably see one lobbyist with the ear of multiple representatives and senators. Of all the dynamic government relations people working at the Capitol, that lobbyist may just be one of the most influential when

100+ List 2015

100+ List: Part 1

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year  – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and the names are in

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Q&A with Rep. Lyndall Fraker

The Missouri House of Representatives came under scrutiny after a House committee held a meeting at the Jefferson City Country Club. Chair Lyndall Fraker’s Utility Infrastructure Committee was scheduled to meet at the Jefferson City Country Club Wednesday night, but was relocated to one of the House hearing rooms and Fraker told The Missouri Times

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Starner leaves, Browning to join Hemphill & Associates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kristian Starner, the 6-year veteran associate of Hemphill & Associates, will be leaving Jefferson City to move to Denver. Megan Browning, currently of the office of Sen. Kiki Curls, will be her replacement. “As I prepare to leave Brent Hemphill & Associates, I do so with mixed emotions, as my position

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Survey shows support for ethics reform while bills move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A recent poll released by the Missouri Liberty Project shows an overwhelming support by Missourians for ethics reform related to lobbying. Current law allows unlimited campaign contributions and lobbyists gifts, and no cooling off period before legislators can become lobbyists after their terms expire. In 2013, reports showed one million dollars

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