“[Citizens] have a right to know, and we have a responsibility to tell them about what we’re doing, what’s working, and what’s not working.”
A statehouse colleague of mine recently wrote about being blocked from access to a tax expert in the state Revenue Department for a story she was pursuing.
It now provides links to lobbyist reports and the General Assembly.
House Democratic Caucus is pressuring the legislature’s Republican leadership to reform ethics laws in Missouri.
The state-by-state report puts Illinois in the middle of the pack.
Despite the national trend toward transparency and openness in government, here in Missouri there has been a recent trend in the opposite direction.