Per ushe . . . Neither Republicans nor Democratic Party leaders are taking ethics reform seriously despite continued promises to clean up Jeff City. Checkit:
Missouri lawmakers still taking lobbyist freebies, despite pressure from governor with his own ethics issues
Gov. Eric Greitens took office Jan. 9 touting his signature vow to clean up Jefferson City with a historic ban on lobbyist gifts to Missouri politicians. As his first official act in office, he signed an executive order barring his employees from taking those freebies, and he challenged the legislators to pass a law barring it for themselves.