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.
Missouri and Illinois among twenty states where that has happened.
State lawmakers in Illinois & New Jersey may seek to end process.
House Democratic Caucus is pressuring the legislature’s Republican leadership to reform ethics laws in Missouri.
Lobbyists spent about $13,500 taking elected officials and their family members to World Series and playoff games.