Lobbyists

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Koster Announces Self-Imposed Donation Limits

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster no longer will accept campaign contributions from anyone under investigation by his office.

11/19/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Panel Formed to Investigate Koster

A panel of state lawmakers has been formed to look into allegations involving lobbyist perks and campaign contributions going to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

11/12/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Speaker Jones to Set Up Committee to Investigate Koster

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is called out in a New York Times article saying he called off an investigation into 5-Hour Energy after receiving gifts from lobbyists.

10/29/2014

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.

01/23/2014

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Lobbyists Get Public Pensions in Missouri and Illinois

Missouri and Illinois among twenty states where that has happened.

08/27/2013

Illinois Capitol (KMOX/File)

Private Lobbyists Getting Public Pensions

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

08/25/2013

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.

03/20/2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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.

12/02/2011

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