Questions about what Amendment 2 means for future elections? Missouri Ethics commission will provide those answers.
In November, Missourians voted in favor of joining the majority of other states by putting restrictions on campaign contributions. Now that Amendment 2 has passed, many are wondering what is in store for future candidate's campaigns and those who work in the realm of campaign finance. Missouri Ethics Commission has answers for those questions.
Candidates running for Missouri Governor participated Friday in a forum in Branson. The debate was part of a Missouri Press Association convention.
The candidates included Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster, Republican and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, Independent Lester Turilli Jr., Libertarian Cisse Spragins and Don Fitz for the Green Party.
Several topics were covered, including education, labor union issues, expanding Medicaid and ways to fund Missouri’s infrastructure needs.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than 100 new Missouri laws will take effect today, ranging from tougher ethics policies for lawmakers to a requirement that public schools give students time each day to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
House Speaker Todd Richardson made tightening the state's loose ethics laws a top priority in the legislative session that ended in May, after a tumultuous year that included the resignations of two former lawmakers who left office amid accusations of scandal.
Richardson's predecessor, John Diehl, resigned after exchanging sexually suggestive texts with a Capitol intern, as did Sen. Paul LeVota, who denied allegations of sexually harassing interns.
Both events gave momentum to efforts to revamp ethics laws that had failed for years.
Among the new laws is one that bans lawmakers, statewide elected officials and officeholders of seats that need Senate confirmation from registering as lobbyists for six months after their terms are set to expire.