Case Against "Citizen Lobbyist" DismissedThe Missouri Ethics Commission fined Ron Calzone $1,000 and ordered him to stop trying to influence potential state legislation.
Alderwoman Wants to Put Lobbyist Back In LobbyThe bill could mean aldermen will be getting a lot more texts during sessions, of course, from lobbyists.
Missouri Bill Calls for Reporting of Lobbyist, Lawmaker SexA Missouri bill proposed this week would require lobbyists to report sexual relationships they have with lawmakers or their staff, a change the sponsor says would promote transparency.
St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in ArticleWas Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?
Former Mo. Gov. Matt Blunt is Registered LobbyistHe followed his father into politics, and now former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has officially followed his step-mother's lead and become a registered lobbyist.
Illinois Politicans Debating New Ammo TaxThe bill would impose a 2 percent sales tax on ammunition and could raise between $800,000 and $1.2 million.
Buying a Vote is Hard to Prove"If you can't take their money, drink their liquor, eat their food and vote against their bills then you don't belong in this game."