Kander Seeks Lobbyist Gift Ban, Campaign Contribution Limits

Jason Kander | Photo from jasonkander.com
Jason Kander | Photo from jasonkander.com

An ethics reform and campaign finance package that would ban lobbyist gifts and enact strict campaign contribution limits was introduced Tuesday by Secretary of State Jason Kander and state Rep. Kevin McManus, D-Kansas City.

The legislation would also strengthen the Missouri Ethics Commission’s enforcement abilities.

Missouri is the only state where both unlimited lobbyist gifts and unlimited campaign contributions are allowed. Missouri lawmakers and political action committees received nearly $8.5 million in contributions of more than $5,000 in the last quarter of 2013.

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