Jeff City and DC Won't Let Up on Attacking Health Care

Today, elected officials in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. decided to come for health care.

Six weeks ago, Gov. Greitens called for an unnecessary special session to address the "emergency" that is women making their own healthcare decisions. The Senate gaveled back in yesterday after the House passed through an unconstitutional version of SB 5 last month. 

Today, the US Senate voted to move forward on the Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which dismantles the Affordable Care Act. 

May 2017 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for May 2017. Here are your updated rankings of the Missouri House and Senate. We've sorted elected officials by the amount they received personally. The second number represents how much staff and family members received (as reported to the MEC).

Important note: Legislators may choose to reimburse lobbyists until the 15th. This will be reflected in next month’s report.

April 2017 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for April 2017. Here are your updated rankings of the Missouri House and Senate.

Greitens Jet Setting Away Again

Does Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spend more time on the campaign trail for his political future than facing problems in Missouri head on? After a legislative session in Missouri marked by turmoil and inaction wrapped up last Friday in an exceptional display of dysfunction, this Tuesday and Wednesday Greitens is off to a Trump resort in Miami for the Republican Governors Association Corporate Policy Summit.

Two Atrocities on the Floor of the Missouri House

One was a representative dehumanizing LGBT Missourians and the other was the passage of SB 43.

March 2017 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for March 2017. Here are your updated rankings of the Missouri House and Senate. We've sorted elected officials by the amount they received personally. The second number represents how much staff and family members received (as reported to the MEC).

Hawley on Ethics: I Can't Do Anything About It

Earlier this week, Steve Kraske spoke to Attorney General Josh Hawley. Toward the end of the interview, Kraske asked Hawley about calls from the KC Star, elected officials, and others for his office to investigate allegations of pay-to play with Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard. Hawley's answer was underwhelming and contradictory to his campaign.

Here's the clip:

GOP Senators Pushing Back Against Greitens' Bullying

More senators are pushing back on Gov. Greitens' unethical behavior, corruption, and bullying in Missouri politics.

Pay-to-Play an Unspoken Norm in Jeff City?

Last Thursday on the floor of the Senate, Senator Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) and Senator Gary Romine (R-Farmington) discussed what was to come in the last three weeks of legislative session. What ensued was a conversation that turned to under the table pay-to-play.

Senators Schaaf and Romine Agree: Greitens' Dark Money is Bad

As the Missouri Legislature gets closer and closer to the end of session, tensions are rising and tempers are getting short, especially when it comes to Gov. Eric Greitens' hypocritical campaign commitment to clean up the corruption in Jefferson City.

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