Day Seven: lobbyist gift ban

Today is the governor’s State of the State address where he will discuss his mission for the upcoming year. It begins at 7:30 (even though it was originally meant to start at 7:00) and we will be live broadcasting to our main office with a dial up connection. Yes, I said dial up. It still very much exists in the shadows.

House Representatives voted on the ban of lobbyists gifts and it passed with flying colors with 149 yays and only 5 nays with 1 absent (therefore, a no). Essentially what this does is crack down harder on representatives and senators accepting ‘incentive’ gifts to take a particular stance on an issue. Last week, Greitens signed an executive order to prevent lobbyist gifts among his administration and it looks like that will become a rule over both branches, given that the Senate also passes it.


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