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Ethical breaches mark legislators in 2009

While lawmakers spent part of the year deliberating pertinent issues, focus shifted in the offseason to legislators' ethical conduct. Two state representatives and one state senator from the St. Louis area resigned in 2009. And a former speaker of the house made news in December when he exiled himself from politics after being charged with felony assault on a woman.

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Ethics legislation piles up

House Majority Leader Steve Tilley is the latest lawmaker to introduce a legislative package overhauling the state’s ethics regulations. Tilley, R-Perryville, publicized legislation today that would curb lobbyist freebies, put limits on the appointment of legislators to executive department posts ...

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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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