If a tree is felled in the forest to create the paper upon which a politician's ethics proposal is printed, does it make a noise? The question arises because last week, Republican Dave Spence, a candidate for Missouri governor, unveiled a comprehensive proposal to change ethics laws to protect citizens from official corruption.
Now, as we head to the governor's race in November, both presumed candidates, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and Mr. Spence, a Republican, are saying the same thing: The state's anti-corruption laws are too weak.
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