"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

What’s That Smell?

December 15th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Former Jetton & Associates client and Speaker Designate Rep. Steven Tilley with “Kinky” Rod

 From Show Me Progress:

“But don’t worry about ethics, Republican Leader Steve “Air” Tilley is proposing an ethics package. Which would be a great joke, if it’s not going to be taken seriously by Republicans and newspaper writers as being reform….

5 checks of $100,000 or more for candidates or House/Senate campaign committees have been reported in 2009. Two went to Steven Tilley (from the Missouri Leadership Committee and Rex Sinquefield). Two went from Steven Tilley to the House Republican Campaign Committee. One went from David Humphreys to the HRCC.” Read more…

Related:

The Turner Report: Exclusive: Tilley outlines his proposal for major governmental reform in Missouri

Missourinet: Speaker Richard says Jetton case won’t affect session

KWMU: New bipartisan ethics proposal from Mo. lawmakers

K. C. Star: Ex-lawmaker calls Missouri General Assembly a ‘scam’

Comments

comments

Tags: MO Legislature

0 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paul Ground // Dec 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

    All this money flowing from committee to committee looks like a huge scam, and perhaps it is. But keep in mind that this whole goofy-looking process only began when the Missouri legislature, some years ago, decided that it could ban money from politics. It left a huge loophole for party committees, forgetting, apparently, that one exists by statute for every Senate, Legislative, and Judicial District in the State. So if we’re going to do “reform” again, let’s try something that might work and make sense next time.

Leave a Comment