February 20, 2017 •
Missouri Lawmakers Want Future Governors to Disclose Details of Inaugural Contributions
Missouri House Democrats have introduced a bill to require future governors to publicly disclose donations for gubernatorial inauguration activities.
Lawmakers hope to eliminate the appearance of corruption by allowing Missourians to see how much money corporations and lobbyists donate to fund inaugural events.
Recently, Gov. Eric Greitens issued a list of benefactors who contributed to his inaugural celebration but refused to confirm how much was contributed by each donor and how much money was actually spent.
He formed a nonprofit to raise money for the inauguration and the contributions, therefore, were not subject to state campaign finance laws.
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