Missouri legislator proposes "no cup of coffee" gift restriction on lobbyists

Corruption news for Missouri, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

No Cardinals tickets. No free meals. Not even a cup of coffee.All lobbyist gifts would be outlawed under a sweeping ethics bill filed today by Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City. Other changes would include strict limits on campaign contributions and money-laundering, and a ban on legislators working as political consultants.

Though Kander hasn't lined up GOP co-sponsors this time, he said he is counting on the Legislature's Republican leadership to agree on the importance of improving public trust in government.

Read the rest of the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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