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Missouri Ethics Commission dismiss complaints against STL County Executive challenger

The Missouri Ethics Commission dismissed an ethics complaint against St. Louis County executive hopeful Mark Mantovani regarding a contribution but still fined the candidate for not filing campaign finance reports in a timely manner. According to a letter sent on Dec. 21 from James Klahr, executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, there was a complaint filed against Mantovani and Mantovani for STL group alleging that they failed to timely file a 48 Hour Report […]

Missouri Ethics Commission seeks to bar Curtis from producing evidence in hearing

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis is once again in the hot seat for allegedly violating several of Missouri’s campaign finance laws. The Ferguson Democrat has been facing steep penalties from the Missouri Ethics Commission after an investigation found nine counts of various violations, the price tag of which reins in at more than $100,000. But Curtis appealed the order back in July, saying that “a combination of a stolen campaign laptop with […]

Missouri Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It hasn’t yet been a year since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, a campaign contribution reform measure seeking to place restrictions on how money can be donated or maneuvered in the realm of Missouri elections, but it’s already led to a number of legal challenges in the Show-Me State. Now, one more can be added to the list, as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday filed a lawsuit […]

Copy and pasting deemed not great for constitutional amendments on podcast

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Amendment 2 in effect for a few months now, #moleg podcast sat down with Chuck Hatfield, longtime attorney superstar in the Capitol, campaign finance extraordinaire, and a partner at Stinson Leonard Street law firm. The law, which took effect in June, establishes that candidate committees cannot donate to other candidate committees or political action committees (PACs). It also says that labor unions and corporations (both in and […]