9:04 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Democratic St. Louis lawmaker votes for overrides as son lobbies for bills

Rep. Penny Hubbard
Credit Missouri House of Representatives

A St. Louis lawmaker provided a couple of key votes to override vetoes of bills on which her son had recently been hired as a lobbyist.

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7:48 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Lobbyists' freebies become harder to track in Mo.

Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Ryan Famuliner KBIA file photo

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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5:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist

Steven Tilley
Missouri House of Representatives

Former Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City.

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