Monday, August 06, 2018
Documents indicate lobbyist treated Richard, wife to Faith Hill/Tim McGraw tickets, utility lobbyist buys Cardinals ticket, meal for Emery
The most recent reports posted, covering the month of June, show Richard received four gifts worth $237.17. His total for the year is $649.07.
Though the report doesn't specify what concert the tickets were for, the Soul2Soul Concert headlined by country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill was held that day at the John Q Hammons Arena.
The report also show Richard received two gifts from Missouri Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Matthew Panik, including $71.64 meals for himself and his wife at the Hawthorn Foundation dinner.
The only other area legislators who accepted any lobbyist gifts in June were Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar and Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar.
The term-limited Kelley received $243.50 worth of non-alcoholic beverages from Missouri Beverage Association lobbyist William A. Gamble, according to the report.
Representatives Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, Bill Lant, R-Noel, Bill Reiboldt, R-Seneca, Cody Smith, R-Carthage, and Bill White, R-Joplin, did not accept any lobbyists' gifts during June.