St. Louis Public Radio Launches 'Lobbying Missouri' To Follow The Money
Companies and other organizations with an interest in Missouri state government hire lobbyists to influence policy in Jefferson City. State law requires lobbyists to disclose how much they spend in the process, listing which officials received benefits, such as free meals, professional sports tickets, trips and other gifts.
Lobbying Missouri, a new reporting partnership of St. Louis Public Radio and NPR, provides an interactive way to follow the money.
St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Chris McDaniel and web producer Kelsey Proud joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh to talk about the project.
St. Louis on the Air provides discussion about issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh.