Near the end of the 2014-2015 legislative session, multiple lawmakers, including former Missouri speaker of the house John Diehl, resigned from their positions amid allegations of various inappropriate behaviors.
It led to a big push for ethics reform in the state capitol during the 2015-2016 session.
While dozens of bills were filed and considered, three were passed by the legislature.
One bill addressed the amount of time former lawmakers must wait before becoming a lobbyist, another made it illegal for current lawmakers to be paid political consultantsand another sets limits on campaign finance.
The following graph outlines how each mid-Missouri lawmaker voted on those 3 ethics reform bills.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer – Boone (R) YES Sen. Mike Kehoe – Cole (R) YES Rep. Caleb Rowden – Boone (R) YES Rep. Caleb Jones – Boone (R) YES Rep. Chuck Basye – Boone (R) YES Rep. Jay Barnes – Cole (R) YES Rep. Kip Kendrick – Boone (D) YES
Rep. Stephen Webber – Boone (D) YES