Missouri Ethics Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Kander Announces Sweeping Ethics Proposal, Would Restore Campaign Contribution Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kander-announces-sweeping-ethics-proposal-would-restore-campaign-contribution-limits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Secretary of State Jason </span>Kander <span style="line-height: 1.5;">unveiled on Tuesday a wide-ranging ethics proposal he wants lawmakers to take up and pass this year.</span>&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">It includes:</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:17:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kander Announces Sweeping Ethics Proposal, Would Restore Campaign Contribution Limits Why Missouri's Lobbying System Isn't As Open As You'd Think http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-missouris-lobbying-system-isnt-open-youd-think <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nice restaurants in Jefferson City should be sad to see the Missouri Legislative session end. They’ve received tens of thousands of dollars worth of business from lobbyists courting Missouri’s legislators over dinners and drinks.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who were the legislators taken out for expensive meals? Well, in many cases, we don’t really know.</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Missouri's Lobbying System Isn't As Open As You'd Think Mo. Ethics Panel Fines Ex-Sen. Wright-Jones Of St. Louis $270K http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ethics-panel-fines-ex-sen-wright-jones-st-louis-270k <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former state senator from St. Louis has been fined more than $270,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for violating numerous campaign finance laws.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:38:16 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 26421 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Ethics Panel Fines Ex-Sen. Wright-Jones Of St. Louis $270K Mo. Bar Cancels Atty. Gen. Debate; Martin Files Ethics Complaint Against Koster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-bar-cancels-atty-gen-debate-martin-files-ethics-complaint-against-koster <p>The <a href="http://mec.mo.gov/">Missouri Bar</a> has canceled its planned debate for the state Attorney General’s race.</p><p>The debate had been planned for Friday, October 19th, in St. Louis at the Missouri Bar’s annual meeting.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Farrah Fite says they canceled the debate because Republican nominee <a href="http://edmartinformissouri.com/">Ed Martin</a> did not RSVP by Thursday’s deadline.&nbsp; She added that incumbent Democrat <a href="http://www.chriskoster.com">Chris Koster</a> and Libertarian nominee <a href="http://www.libertarian-patriot.com/">Dave Browning</a> had accepted the invitation. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:17:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Bar Cancels Atty. Gen. Debate; Martin Files Ethics Complaint Against Koster St. Louis alderman fined for ethics violations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-alderman-fined-ethics-violations <p><strong>Updated at 8:45 p.m. to clarify the location of mingled funds.</strong></p><p>The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined St. Louis city Alderman Antonio French nearly $38,000 for a series of campaign finance violations that occurred during his successful 2009 campaign for the 21st Ward seat.</p><p>French, a Democrat, was charged with five violations, including failing to maintain a checking account at a chartered bank for about nine months, and failing to update campaign records to indicate the closure of the old account and the opening of a new one.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:36:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3204 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis alderman fined for ethics violations State high court strikes 2010 ethics law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-high-court-strikes-2010-ethics-law <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1675574/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Nixon.signs.ethics.bill..allows.abortion.language.bill.to.become.law">2010 ethics law</a> that took a <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/10info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=3209157">long and twisted path</a> to its final form.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:24:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 3070 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State high court strikes 2010 ethics law