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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.

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.

SB 43 Will Create More Roads to Injustice

Let’s say you work at Uber, and you’re sexually harassed. You try to bring it to Human Resources, but they ignore your claim, and say “that even though this was clearly sexual harassment and he was propositioning me, it was this man's first offense.” This behavior is repeated over and over again, and you bring it up to HR each time it happens, but then all of a sudden you’re either fired or taken to arbitration court to keep you quiet.

February 2017 #MOLeg Lobbyist Gifts

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

Progress Missouri Seeks Executive Director

Progress Missouri and its sister organization, Progress Missouri Education, seek a new Executive Director to coordinate proactive public communications campaigns, sustain and further develop the organization’s fundraising base, and manage our team of talented communications and research professionals. The person we’re looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills, experience speaking on the record, strong fundraising and coalition building skills, and an ability to handle multiple, divergent fast-paced projects simultaneously.

Suspect Circumstances Surrounding Greitens Private Jet Travel

The Post-Dispatch recently found out who owns the private plane the Governor has been using. Turns out, it's owned by a "St. Joseph-based company that operates newspapers and television stations from Missouri to California."

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