lobbyists http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-secretary-state-kander-ethics-reform-voter-id-and-more <p>This week the Politically Speaking crew welcomes Secretary of State Jason Kander to the podcast. Kander, a Democrat from Kansas City, narrowly captured the statewide office in 2012 after a hard-fought contest with Republican Shane Schoeller.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:32:02 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 32840 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More Interactive: Lobbying In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interactive-lobbying-missouri <p>Companies and other organizations with an interest in Missouri state government hire lobbyists to influence policy in Jefferson City. In partnership with NPR, St. Louis Public Radio has a new way to keep track of all the gifts your state lawmakers have been receiving.</p><p><iframe align="center" frameborder="no" height="500px" name="LobbyingMissouri" scrolling="no" src="http://www.lobbyingmissouri.org/promo.html" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:08:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 31070 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Interactive: Lobbying In Missouri Missouri Lobbyists Batting $11,000 At Cardinals, Royals Games http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lobbyists-batting-11000-cardinals-royals-games <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Ah, the summer recess. A time for legislators to unwind, have a few cold ones, and get taken to baseball games by lobbyists.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:42:26 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lobbyists Batting $11,000 At Cardinals, Royals Games 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 Who Are Missouri's Biggest Lobbyists? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/who-are-missouris-biggest-lobbyists <p><a href="http://www.lobbyingmissouri.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Infographics: Explore the Numbers</strong></a></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:31:09 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Who Are Missouri's Biggest Lobbyists? Mo. Legislators Received More Than $330,000 From Lobbyists In Two Months http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislators-received-more-330000-lobbyists-two-months <p><a href="http://www.lobbyingmissouri.org/" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Infographics: Explore the Numbers</strong></a></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislators Received More Than $330,000 From Lobbyists In Two Months Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tom-schlafly-commentary-emersons-house-resignation-disappointing <P>Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/newly-re-elected-emerson-leaving-congress-feb">decision to resign</A> from the House of Representatives is disappointing for two reasons.</P> <P>First, she’s resigning from a position to which she was just elected last month. What happened? She didn’t suddenly and unexpectedly come down with a serious illness that would prevent her from serving out her term. There was no family crisis that would require her to spend more time at home. No. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Tom Schlafly 7138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' Mo. Sen. Candidate Wants Ban On All Lobbyist Gifts To State Lawmakers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-sen-candidate-wants-ban-all-lobbyist-gifts-state-lawmakers <p>A Democratic candidate for the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Missouri Senate </a>is calling for a ban on all gifts from lobbyists to state lawmakers, and accusing his opponent of accepting more gifts and free meals over the past decade than any other Missouri legislator.</p><p><a href="http://www.scottsifton.com/">Scott Sifton</a> (D, Affton)<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=096">&nbsp;is a member </a>of the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/"> Missouri House </a>and is trying to unseat incumbent<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem01.htm">&nbsp;State Senator</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lembkeforsenate.com/Home.html">Jim Lembke </a>(R, Lemay) in the&nbsp;1st Senate District&nbsp;that covers most of South County.&nbsp; Sifton accuses Lembke of accepting 560 gifts over the past 10 years. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:42:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Sen. Candidate Wants Ban On All Lobbyist Gifts To State Lawmakers