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Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The calls for more government transparency continue to ring out through the Missouri Capitol as the state recognizes Sunshine Week. The annual nationwide initiative seeks to remind lawmakers and government officials to renew their commitments to the state’s open records and government transparency laws. “Missourians have long agreed that government should operate

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

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.

Eric Greitens in St. Louis

MDP to file SEC complaint against Greitens for pay-to-play

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Democratic Party is requesting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigate whether or not Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens violated federal pay-to-play laws by taking a nearly $2 million donation from the mysterious SEALs for Truth PAC. Roy Temple, the chair of the Missouri Democratic Party, told reporters in a

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Koster, Rowden call for ethics reform in hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Despite Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s political effort to defend the Missouri Attorney General’s Office’s (MAGO) actions and enact his own transparency standards, the outgoing House Speaker Tim Jones’ House Oversight Committee on Public Officials and Government Accountability met this morning before a room full of media. Refusing to play defense in

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Koster adopts own campaign transparency standards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The campaign committee of Attorney General Chris Koster, who is running for governor in 2016, has announced that it will be adopting new transparency policies internally and additionally called on fellow lawmakers to follow suit. The announcement comes weeks after scrutiny stemming from a New York Times’ article calling Koster’s ethics