2:28 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Lobbyist Gifts To Mo. Legislators Exceed $600,000

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Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 11:09 am

April was a good month for legislators hoping to receive freebies from lobbyists, showing a sharp uptick from the previous month in gifts, according to the most recent lobbyist disclosures.

The grand total for gifts so far is $619,157. Once again, the vast majority (75%) of the gifts for this month were to groups and committees instead of individual legislators. As we've detailed before, it's a practice that hides the true recipient of the gift.

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5:45 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Food bank's Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination

Kids play on a playground. The Buddy Pack program sends kids in 32 Missouri counties home with a backpack of nutritious food each weekend, but the program is facing the challenges of rising food and fuel costs.
File photo KBIA

The Buddy Pack program at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is in trouble.

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