The numbers are in, and 2017 was the worst year on record for lobbyist gifts. Last year, lobbyists reported giving $1,067,143.50 in gifts to Missouri legislators.

This means, the average total amount of gifts given by lobbyists since 2004 rises to $880,000. That’s almost a million dollars every year in free booze, expensive dinners, and fancy vacations.

But the worst part – we still don’t know who really took most of the gifts given due to a major loophole allowing lobbyists to report their gifts to ‘groups’ or ‘committees.’

But the worst part – we still don’t know who really took most of the gifts given due to a major loophole allowing lobbyists to report their gifts to ‘groups’ or ‘committees.’

But the worst part – we still don’t know who really took most of the gifts given due to a major loophole allowing lobbyists to report their gifts to ‘groups’ or ‘committees.’

We’re ready to create a government that works for voters, not special interest lobbyists and wealthy donors.


Are you?