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Missouri lawmakers are back in Jefferson City for the annual veto session, beginning September 11 at 12 p.m. at the Missouri State Capitol. The veto session gives lawmakers the ability to overturn any of Gov. Mike Parson’s six vetoes. Two […]

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Four more states making campaign finance and lobbying changes. Check out which states are passing legislation in this week’s NYCU Video Digest!

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Gov. Mike Parson signed procurement lobbying legislation on July 10, bringing changes to the state’s bid solicitation process. House Bill 1088 provides that solicitations and subsequent purchases must be publicly advertised only if a contract is worth more than $100,000. […]

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The first regular session of the 100th General Assembly adjourned May 17 at 6 p.m. after four months in session. Several lobbying bills were introduced, including House Joint Resolution 48 which made its way to the Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee. […]

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The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will introduce three city charter amendments on May 17 addressing ethics and campaign finance restrictions. The proposed reforms would ban lobbyists from giving gifts of more than $5 to city elected officials. The amendments […]

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A special election will take place on November 5 to fill vacancies in House Districts 99 and 158. Rep. Jean Evans resigned from District 99 to become executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick left District 158 […]

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Take a quick minute to check out campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying news from across the country!

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Missouri corporations may not make direct contributions to their own PACs, the Court of Appeals for the Western District affirmed on April 9. The appeals court ruling upheld a similar 2018 finding in the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s […]

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The Missouri Ethics Commission announced a new electronic filing system for 2019 lobbyist renewals with mobile-friendly features including entering expenditures instantaneously and saving in-progress entries. The 2019 renewal system will allow for electronic filing of principal reports, recording of multiple […]

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On November 28, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit panel affirmed a district court ruling that Missouri statutes regarding lobbyist registration and reporting were constitutional. In Calzone v. Summers, The U.S. Court of Appeals […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order superseding an ethics policy implemented by his predecessor, former Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens’ first act as governor in 2017 was to issue Executive Order 17-02, banning executive branch employees from accepting lobbyist gifts […]

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Nearly 62 percent of Missourians voted in favor of Amendment 1, placing tighter restrictions on lobbying and campaign contributions. Amendment 1 will prohibit former state legislators and Missouri General Assembly members from becoming paid lobbyists for a period of two […]

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Missouri voters in the November 6 election will decide on Constitutional Amendment One, which seeks to change campaign contribution limits, gift laws, and the rules for political action committees. If passed, Amendment One would impose new contribution limits for candidates […]

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The Missouri Supreme Court declined to take on the Clean Missouri ballot initiative case, which means it will appear as an amendment on the ballot this November. The amendment focuses on ethics reform and state redistricting, and it was challenged […]

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