Ethics Legislation Still an Issue for MO Lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected much of the most state’s most recent version because of how it was approved.

Democrats were planning to introduce a new ethics bill Monday and outline the newly proposed legislation during a news conference at the state Capitol. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon also has called for new ethics legislation.

The ethics law struck down by the Supreme Court in February had included a requirement to publicly report contributions of more than $500 within 48 hours when the Legislature is in session. The law also had allowed the Ethics Commission to investigate without first receiving complaints.

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