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7:50 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Kander proposes legislative ethics reforms

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Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has unveiled a wide-ranging ethics proposal he wants lawmakers to take up and pass this year.

It includes restoring campaign contribution limits, banning gifts from lobbyists to all state elected officials, and requiring a 3-year waiting period before ex-lawmakers can work as lobbyists. Kander said if adopted, Missouri can go from having the worst ethics system in the country to the best:

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5:56 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Mo. SOS backs bill aiding candidates in military

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Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is backing legislation that could make it easier for deployed military members to run for office.

Kander said Thursday that he will push legislation next year allowing deployed members of the Armed Forces to use a proxy to file their candidacy papers with the secretary of state's office.

Candidate filing for the 2014 primary elections will run from Feb. 25 to March 25.

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4:14 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Klahr chosen as director of Mo. Ethics Commission

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A longtime attorney in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has been chosen as executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission.

The commission announced Tuesday that James Klahr will begin serving as director Sept. 13.

The Missouri Ethics Commission enforces the state's campaign finance and lobbyist laws. Its director is limited to a six-year term.

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10:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

SOS Kander tells Texas Gov. Rick Perry to keep hands off Missouri jobs

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is launching an ad campaign in which he asks Missouri workers and employers to consider moving to Texas.

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5:41 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Investors, donors warned to be wary of scams involving unrealistic dividends, bogus charities


Secretary of State Jason Kander has issued an alert to investors, warning them to be wary of fraudulent schemes.

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8:07 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Kander announces legal action over Mamtek failure

(Mo. Sec. Of State website)

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 12:04 pm

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is taking action against a financial management company connected to the failed Mamtek artificial sweetener plant in mid-Missouri.

In his role as Secretary of State Jason Kander also serves as Missouri’s chief securities regulator.

He’s accusing Morgan Keegan, a Memphis-based firm of helping defraud Missourians based on a list of falsehoods, including the claim the Mamtek held several production patents.  

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9:28 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Missouri to put old marriage records online

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The Missouri State Archives is working on a project that could allow people to look up old marriage records online.

Secretary of State Jason Kander says the online database will include more than 3 million Missouri marriage records from the territorial period through 1969.

Those records already are available at county courthouses and on microfilm at the State Archives in Jefferson City. But Kander says this will mark the first time they can be searched through a free state website.

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9:05 am
Mon March 4, 2013

SOS issues alert about fake letter


Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said that some businesses are receiving a phony letter that appears to come from his office.

Kander's office said the letter comes from an entity called Corporate Records Service. He said it falsely suggests Missouri businesses have to complete a certain form and pay a $125 fee.

Kander said the letter looks official but is not from his office. Any official correspondence from the Secretary of State's Office will contain the Missouri state seal and contact information for its Corporations Division.

4:45 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Mo. SOS to take public comments on initiatives

Secretary of State Jason Kander plans to have a public comment period before ballot summaries are written.
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Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is giving the public a chance to review potential ballot initiatives long before the petition gathering begins.

Kander said Friday that initiatives submitted to his office will be posted online, and the public will have a five-day comment period before his office drafts a summary for the measures.

Kander, a Democrat, took office Jan. 14.

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3:02 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

KBIA sits down with 2012 Missouri Democratic Secretary of State nominee Jason Kander [video]


KBIA’s Kristofor Husted interviews Missouri state Rep. Jason Kander, who is challenging Republican Shane Schoeller for the secretary of state office in the November 6 election.

In the interview, Kander talks about how he would help build up small business in Missouri by making registration information and services more easily available and accessible. He also discusses his big difference from Schoeller when it comes to combating election fraud, namely campaign finance reform and ethics reform. Kander says his time in the Missouri House and in the Army conducting anti-corruption investigations gives him a strong foundation to fight election fraud. And – with what’s been a hot issue for the current secretary of state, Robin Carnahan – Kander addresses his ideas on the importance of clear ballot language. 

Check back every day as we continue to film interviews with Missouri candidates ahead of the 2012 election.

5:32 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Schoeller victory in GOP Secretary of State race now official

(via Friends of Shane Schoeller)

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 7:09 pm

It took about 18 hours to tally the results, but Shane Schoeller (R, Willard) appears to have won the Republican primary for Missouri Secretary of State.

It was a close race the whole night, with fellow GOP contenders Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville) and Bill Stouffer (R, Napton) occasionally grabbing the lead – but in the end Schoeller came in first with 35.3 percent of the vote.  The Secretary of State's office confirmed the unofficial results shortly after 1:00 p.m. today.

“We sensed that we had the number of votes we needed, but we didn’t want to declare victory until the final results came in and we were confident that they would trend our way, and we’re just grateful that they did," Schoeller said.

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4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

MO Supreme Court throws out ethics rules

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Wide-ranging ethics rules that were passed by Missouri lawmakers two years ago were tossed out Tuesday by the State Supreme Court.

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