campaign finance http://kbia.org en Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising http://kbia.org/post/koster-transportation-tax-backers-lead-campaign-money-raising The group backing the proposed transportation sales tax is the biggest money-raising operation in the state – but it has yet to air a single TV ad.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit dleafy | sxc.hu" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/money-1226006-m.jpg" alt="" /><p>Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, the campaign committee for the sales tax known as Amendment 7, appears to be entering the final weeks of the campaign with more than $2.5 million to spend.<p>Th Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:56:21 +0000 Jo Mannies 56225 at http://kbia.org Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports http://kbia.org/post/money-money-money-five-things-look-tuesdays-campaign-finance-reports A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/Tracy O)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/money.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And by “getting real,” I mean getting "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">real</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">expensive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.”</span><p>Tuesday is the deadline for cam Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:42:51 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 56098 at http://kbia.org Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports 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. legislature to look at campaign ethics laws http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislature-look-campaign-ethics-laws <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon brought legislators from both parties to a meeting with Kansas City reporters with a renewed call for curbing campaign contributions and ethics reform.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:15:22 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45342 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislature to look at campaign ethics laws Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections http://kbia.org/post/candidates-prepare-2016-statewide-elections <div><p>While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:15:37 +0000 George Varney 44674 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections Missouri lawmaker resigns amid criminal case http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmaker-resigns-amid-criminal-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A three-term state lawmaker has resigned from the Missouri House amid charges of stealing and campaign finance violations.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:49:16 +0000 Associated Press 44671 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmaker resigns amid criminal case Mo. candidates to file campaign finance reports http://kbia.org/post/mo-candidates-file-campaign-finance-reports <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Candidates are facing a deadline to file reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission detailing fundraising during the past three months.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:03:46 +0000 Associated Press 42120 at http://kbia.org Mo. candidates to file campaign finance reports Candidates will see if self-funding gets results http://kbia.org/post/candidates-will-see-if-self-funding-gets-results <p>As the 2012 election cycle ends candidates who donated large sums of their own money to their campaigns are waiting to see if those investments will pay off.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:20:22 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 24088 at http://kbia.org Candidates will see if self-funding gets results Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture http://kbia.org/post/commentary-clearing-foggy-campaign-finance-picture-0 <p>Why is so much money spent on campaign advertising?&nbsp; Why can’t it be restricted?&nbsp; Why can’t the U.S. have elections like Britain or Canada, where campaigns last about five weeks?</p><p>Tonight when you say to your TV: “If I see one more negative ad I’ll scream” and then you see two more before the words have left your mouth, think of the acronym:</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FOGGY Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:53:53 +0000 Terry Smith 22922 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture