Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander unveiled on Tuesday a wide-ranging ethics proposal he wants lawmakers to take up and pass this year. It includes:
Kander, a Democrat, says if adopted, Missouri can go from having the worst ethics system in the country to the best.
A Missouri lawmaker says parents of newborns should get more time to decide whether they want to surrender their baby to the state.
State law allows a parent to leave their a child at a hospital, fire station or police station within five days of the child's birth.
Rep. Kevin McManus, a Kansas City Democrat, is sponsoring legislation that would give parents up to 60 days to safely surrender a newborn.
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