campaign finance http://news.stlpublicradio.org en We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-asked-five-questions-about-campaign-finance-reports-here-are-answers <p>The seven or eight people who love watching political ads will be in for an exciting three weeks. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everybody else in Missouri may want to become familiar with the “fast forward” button on their </span>DVRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/money-money-money-five-things-look-tuesdays-campaign-finance-reports <p>A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And by “getting real,” I mean getting "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">real</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">expensive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.”</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:28:22 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blasts-wild-west-approach-missouri-politics <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., contends that Missouri’s “Wild West” approach to politics — which imposes no restrictions on campaign donations or lobbyists — is partly to blame for her party’s lack of a candidate for state auditor this fall.</p><p>But the senator also asserts that the current state of affairs for Missouri campaigns isn’t good for anyone or any political party, calling it “bizarre and, frankly, not good for our government.”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:21:52 +0000 Jo Mannies 35329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Overall Limits On Campaign Contributions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-overturns-overall-limits-campaign-contributions <p><strong>(Updated 4:30 p.m., Wed., April 2 with comments from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.)</strong></p><p>For the second time in four years, the five Republican-appointed justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have opened the door for rich donors to increase their influence on elections.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:22:44 +0000 William Freivogel 34959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Overall Limits On Campaign Contributions Editor's Weekly: Tracking Money In Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-tracking-money-politics <p>The latest chapter of Power Players – Jason Rosenbaum's periodic watchdog report on political fundraising in Missouri – shows that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/democrats-edge-out-republicans-big-donations-2013">Democrats topped Republicans in collecting big donations</a> in 2013. But <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sinquefield-still-reigns-supreme-among-states-biggest-individual-donors">Rex Sinquefield was the state's most prolific donor</a>. Again.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:48:27 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 33059 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Tracking Money In Politics Sinquefield Still Reigns Supreme Among State's Biggest Individual Donors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sinquefield-still-reigns-supreme-among-states-biggest-individual-donors <p>When it comes to campaign financing, one name stands out: Rex Sinquefield.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2013, an off year politically, the retired financier gave millions in campaign contributions — primarily to ballot initiatives and political action committees. Most of Sinquefield's money went toward an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of tax cut legislation. Sinquefield also gave hundreds of thousands of dollars for ballot initiatives, including one to curtail teacher tenure.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:13:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32893 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sinquefield Still Reigns Supreme Among State's Biggest Individual Donors Democrats Edge Out Republicans In Big Donations In 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/democrats-edge-out-republicans-big-donations-2013 <p>For most intents and purposes, it was all quiet on Missouri's electoral front in 2013. But that didn’t stop the money from flowing to candidates and campaigns.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Throughout last year, a diverse group of donors gave well over $21 million worth of donations of $5,000 or more. That money flowed to candidates, political party committees, ballot initiatives and political action committees in all corners of the state.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:10:13 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32892 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Democrats Edge Out Republicans In Big Donations In 2013 Court To Hear Challenge To Campaign Finance Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-hear-challenge-campaign-finance-limits <p>The long-simmering fight over campaign contribution limits is heating up once again. The latest chapter: a Kansas City court is to hear oral arguments Wednesday in the case between Missouri Roundtable for Life, which supports contribution limits, and libertarian interests, headed up by Rex Sinquefield.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:45:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court To Hear Challenge To Campaign Finance Limits Politically Speaking: Alderman Ogilvie On Complete Streets, Donation Limits and Transportation Taxes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-alderman-ogilvie-complete-streets-donation-limits-and-transportation-taxes <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel joins Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On this holiday edition of the podcast, Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum welcome St. Louis Alderman Scott&nbsp;Ogilvie,&nbsp;I-24th&nbsp;Ward to the show. Chris McDaniel is on assignment this week.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:03:25 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 32495 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Alderman Ogilvie On Complete Streets, Donation Limits and Transportation Taxes Nixon Calls On Legislature To Pass Ethics Reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-legislature-pass-ethics-reform-0 <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><p><em>Updated 7:19 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12</em></p><p>Missouri Gov.&nbsp;Jay Nixon is once again pressing for ethics reform in state government, and for the resurrection of campaign donation limits. But this time, Nixon may be hoping for stronger interest in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, where some GOP legislators now share some of his views.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:14:53 +0000 Jo Mannies 32209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Calls On Legislature To Pass Ethics Reform