Sunday, June 25, 2006
Scott tops area senators on April lobby gift list
Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, received more gifts from lobbyists during the first four months of 2006 than other area senators, according to Missouri Ethics Commission documents.
Scott has received $330.28 in gifts, compared to $294.08 for Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, $235.45 for Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, and $187.25 for Sen. Norma Champion, R-Springfield.
Nearly half of Scott's total, $160.95, came during April, the most recent month posted on the Commission website. That included $145.95 for meals, food and beverage from Cory Ridenour, lobbyist for the Missouri Optometric Association.
According to the Ethics Commission documents, April totals for the other area senators were $82.50 for Goodman, $33.55 for Ms. Champion, and $31.68 for Nodler.