Monday, April 26, 2010

Burnett calls it on ethics bill chicanery

When he issued his weekly report this weekend, Rep. John Burnett, D-Kansas City, hit the nail on the head as far as the fate of ethics legislation in the Missouri House was concerned:

But right now the Rules Committee is boxing up the ethics bills at the request of the House Repub leaders. May get out this week. Rumor is they are holding it to kill it and so the Repubs who oppose campaign donation limits will not have to vote that publicly.

Today, the Rules Committee voted 7-4 to send the legislation back to the special Ethics Committee headed by Rep. Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho.

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