The Joplin Globe, in its Sunday print edition and online now, has a column by Joe Hadsall in which the issue is finally addressed:
Richard said he filed for a hardship in response to the 2006 law’s repeal. Though he wouldn’t say how much, Richard told the Globe on Thursday that he plans to return other over-the-limit donations. But the Commission advised him to keep those donations until the new bill is signed into law.
Legislators are already debating another bill to remove fund-raising limits this year. If passed, it will take effect on Aug. 28, about 10 weeks before the November elections.
“I’ll abstain on that vote,” Richard said. “It’s already passed the Senate. I’ll just let it go the way it goes in the House.”