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Lawmakers face May deadline to pass ethics reform

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Lawmakers face May deadline to pass ethics reform

(KTRS) – Missouri lawmakers finish their legislative session May 13 and some worry that there is not enough time to pass meaningful ethics reforms. The Post-Dispatch reports that four ethics proposals are working through the Legislature now. The pending plans range from limiting lawmakers ability to invest after leaving office to forcing lawmakers to wait […]

Lawmakers face May deadline to pass ethics reform

(KTRS) – Missouri lawmakers finish their legislative session May 13 and some worry that there is not enough time to pass meaningful ethics reforms.

The Post-Dispatch reports that four ethics proposals are working through the Legislature now. The pending plans range from limiting lawmakers ability to invest after leaving office to forcing lawmakers to wait six months after leaving power before they could lobby.

Missouri remains the only state with no limits to campaign contributions, gifts from lobbyists, and the amount of time lawmakers must wait before becoming lobbyists.

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