campaign contribution 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 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. lawmakers divided on ethics proposals, process http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-divided-ethics-proposals-process <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Members of a state House panel agree the state needs to update its ethics law but are divided along party lines on how to do it.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:12:43 +0000 Associated Press 48752 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers divided on ethics proposals, process 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 Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure http://kbia.org/post/sinquefield-files-lawsuit-challenging-campaign-contribution-ballot-measure <p>A retired Missouri investment executive who has given millions of dollars to campaigns has filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed ballot measure seeking to establish campaign contribution limits.</p><p>According to a Kansas City Star <a href="http://bit.ly/17mnnpp">report</a> on Tuesday, Rex Sinquefield&nbsp;argues in his lawsuit that contribution limits would infringe on constitutional rights to free speech and free association. The suit contends the proposed limits are so low they inhibit effective advocacy, particularly as political campaigns become more costly.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:07:37 +0000 Associated Press 38763 at http://kbia.org Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure 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.