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Politics
7:42 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 9:34 pm

A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real. 

And by “getting real,” I mean getting "real expensive.”

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Politics
8:26 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

Senate floor at the Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.

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Politics
8:53 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri

Missouri Capitol
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A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in Missouri.

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Politics
8:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Mo. lawmakers divided on ethics proposals, process

Missouri Capitol
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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.

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Politics
8:42 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Mo. Senate panel weighs revolving door policy

Missouri Capitol
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A Missouri Senate panel is considering legislation that would make legislators wait two years after leaving office to become lobbyists.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure

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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.

According to a Kansas City Star report on Tuesday, Rex Sinquefield 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.

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Politics
7:48 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Lobbyists' freebies become harder to track in Mo.

Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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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.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that reimbursing lobbyists keeps lawmakers names off lobbyists' monthly expense reports.

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."

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