The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: A Different Perspective on Lobbyists

Secretary of State Jason Kander had an interesting observation when he announced his proposal to restrict special interest money in government and politics. “It’s easy for politicians to vilify lobbyists,” he said.


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Lobbyists Get Public Pensions in Missouri and Illinois

Missouri and Illinois among twenty states where that has happened.


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Private Lobbyists Getting Public Pensions

State lawmakers in Illinois & New Jersey may seek to end process.


Missouri House Minority Caucus

Another Attempt at Ethics Reform

House Democratic Caucus is pressuring the legislature’s Republican leadership to reform ethics laws in Missouri.


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Lobbyists Pick Up Tab For World Series Tickets

Lobbyists spent about $13,500 taking elected officials and their family members to World Series and playoff games.



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