In Depth: Loophole Hides Trail of Missouri Lobbyists

Lobbyists spend nearly $1 million a year in Missouri lavishing gifts on the people who set and carry out government policy. In January alone, the amount of gifts totaled more than $165,000.

And while defenders of the system say the practice is transparent and open for all to see, when gifts are given to groups instead of individuals it can be difficult — and in some cases impossible — to tell who is getting goodies from whom, according to the Kansas City Star’s examination of a decade of public records.

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