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New ethics bill proposed in House

Two Missouri state representatives proposed legislation today aimed at changing disclosure requirements, placing restrictions on “pay to play” legislating and altering the state’s campaign finance system. State Reps. Tim Flook, R-Liberty, and Jason Kander, D-Kansas City, went over the key ...

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Bar decries Court Plan reform

As debate looms in the Missouri Senate on a constitutional amendment altering the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan, The Missouri Bar is reiterating its opposition to changing the way the state chooses some of its judges. Bar President Tom Burke and President-elect Skip Walther held a press conference on Tuesday morning to skewer proposed changes offered in House Joint Resolution 10. The two attorneys portrayed the alterations as a way of injecting politics into the plan and giving more power over judicial selection to the governor.

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