advertisement

Missouri lawmakers apparently reach agreement on bill changing ethics rules

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 2:35 p.m. CDT; updated 2:52 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers appear to have reached a deal on a bill revamping political ethics rules.

House and Senate negotiators appeared to agree Wednesday on language restricting the shuffling of money between political committees. There's also apparent agreement on requiring quicker reporting of campaign donations when the legislature is in session.

Negotiators also backed a provision letting the Missouri Ethics Commission launch its own investigations instead of waiting for complaints.

But the latest proposal would not reinstate campaign contribution limits.

The negotiations come a week after House Republicans forced through legislation loaded with politically controversial issues.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements