lobbying http://kbia.org en Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-sets-aside-debate-ethics-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:26:09 +0000 Associated Press 51350 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation State lawmakers help keep Missouri smoking rates high http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-help-keep-missouri-smoking-rates-high <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Katie Hiler 49805 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers help keep Missouri smoking rates high Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/small-number-donors-big-influence-missouri <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:53:56 +0000 Associated Press 49036 at http://kbia.org Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri Mo. Senate panel weighs revolving door policy http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-weighs-revolving-door-policy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate panel is considering legislation that would make legislators wait two years after leaving office to become&nbsp;<font color="red">lobbyists</font>.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:42:24 +0000 Associated Press 48395 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel weighs revolving door policy Kander proposes legislative ethics reforms http://kbia.org/post/kander-proposes-legislative-ethics-reforms <p>Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has unveiled a wide-ranging ethics proposal he wants lawmakers to take up and pass this year.</p><p>It includes restoring campaign contribution limits, banning gifts from lobbyists to all state elected officials, and requiring a 3-year waiting period before ex-lawmakers can work as lobbyists. Kander said if adopted, Missouri can go from having the worst ethics system in the country to the best:</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:50:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46684 at http://kbia.org Kander proposes legislative ethics reforms Why Missouri's Lobbying System Isn't As Open As You'd Think http://kbia.org/post/missouris-lobbying-system-isnt-open-youd-think <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/Tax Credits)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/Lobbyist%20Meals_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nice restaurants in Jefferson City should be sad to see the Missouri Legislative session end. Wed, 22 May 2013 14:13:42 +0000 Chris McDaniel 34162 at http://kbia.org Why Missouri's Lobbying System Isn't As Open As You'd Think Secular Coalition for Missouri starts organizing leadership http://kbia.org/post/secular-coalition-missouri-starts-organizing-leadership <p></p><p>A newly formed secular lobbying group is one step closer to finalizing its leadership after its second state-wide organizing call Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:36:55 +0000 Kellie Moore 18264 at http://kbia.org Secular Coalition for Missouri starts organizing leadership