campaign finance http://kbia.org en 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