lobbyist http://kbia.org en Democratic St. Louis lawmaker votes for overrides as son lobbies for bills http://kbia.org/post/democratic-st-louis-lawmaker-votes-overrides-son-lobbies-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A St. Louis lawmaker provided a couple of key votes to override vetoes of bills on which her son had recently been hired as a lobbyist.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:04:30 +0000 Associated Press 40473 at http://kbia.org Democratic St. Louis lawmaker votes for overrides as son lobbies for bills Lobbyists' freebies become harder to track in Mo. http://kbia.org/post/lobbyists-freebies-become-harder-track-mo <p>It's becoming harder to track how much money is being spent to catch the ear of Missouri lawmakers as they increasingly reimburse lobbyists for freebies.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that reimbursing lobbyists keeps lawmakers names off lobbyists' monthly expense reports.</p><p>The reimbursements become controversial when campaign funds are used to pay back lobbyists. That's because state law says campaign contributions "shall not be converted to any personal use."</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:48:43 +0000 Associated Press 25003 at http://kbia.org Lobbyists' freebies become harder to track in Mo. Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist http://kbia.org/post/former-mo-house-speaker-tilley-now-lobbyist <p>Former Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:02:48 +0000 Associated Press 20408 at http://kbia.org Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist