Tag: ethics

House Minority Leader invites Greitens to testify in Love’s ethics inquiry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A panel of Missouri state representatives will be hosting an ethics inquiry into Rep. Warren Love’s controversial comments on social media next week, and the leader of the House Democrats is inviting Governor Eric Greitens to testify. The House Ethics Committee will meet Oct. 16 to […]

Missouri Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It hasn’t yet been a year since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, a campaign contribution reform measure seeking to place restrictions on how money can be donated or maneuvered in the realm of Missouri elections, but it’s already led to a number of legal challenges in […]

Humphreys’ consultant fined for acting as lobbyist without registering

MEC says Mouton lobbied legislature on right-to-work, tort reform JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission has filed suit against Paul Mouton, a political consultant, for failing to register as a lobbyist on behalf of David Humphreys, despite his legislative meetings. The MEC says in its filing that there […]

Copy and pasting deemed not great for constitutional amendments on podcast

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Amendment 2 in effect for a few months now, #moleg podcast sat down with Chuck Hatfield, longtime attorney superstar in the Capitol, campaign finance extraordinaire, and a partner at Stinson Leonard Street law firm. The law, which took effect in June, establishes that candidate committees […]

Hypocrisy Abounds…

It’s an interesting thing having the privilege to observe Missouri politics. You could point to hypocrisy in all walks of life, but it seems especially acute in the political profession and I observed a bit the last few weeks from the popcorn gallery. The first was a hit piece ran […]

MEC slaps Curtis with more than $100K in fines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Courtney Curtis has officially landed in hot water with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The MEC last week put out an order, which finds Curtis and the committees supporting him, ‘Curtis for Mo’ and ‘Curtis for Missouri,’ in violation of several campaign finance laws. The MEC […]

Can Governor Greitens and the legislature find some common ground?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s no secret that there’s a good amount of tension between some legislators and the Governor’s Office, and it’s only been increasing as time continues to pass. Over the first legislative session in Governor Eric Greitens’ career, the legislature, in particular, the Senate, and the executive […]

Senators sound off as special session begins

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Senate convened Thursday morning, senators sounded off in what could be compared to an airing of grievances. Several senators spoke about their concerns with the legislation sent to them by the House Wednesday, others spoke about potential ethical lapses by the Gov. Eric Greitens’ […]