Elected St. Louis Public School Board Given Second ChanceThe school system will again be governed by an elected board, not state appointed, as it has been for the last nine years.
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.
Police Chief Dotson Pledges More Transparency, Social Media Use"[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."
Capitol Perspectives: Government Gag OrdersA 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.
Illinois Government Transparency Site ExpandsIt now provides links to lobbyist reports and the General Assembly.
Another Attempt at Ethics ReformHouse Democratic Caucus is pressuring the legislature's Republican leadership to reform ethics laws in Missouri.
Illinois Gets B- For TransparencyThe state-by-state report puts Illinois in the middle of the pack.
Capitol Perspectives: Hidden Government OfficialsDespite the national trend toward transparency and openness in government, here in Missouri there has been a recent trend in the opposite direction.