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Capitol Perspectives: Rain Making in Government and Politics

by Phill Brooks

Another petition campaign has been launched in the long history of ballot issues to restrict government officials from using their offices to get money. Some of the biggest ethical steps in changing the rainmaking culture of state government have required Missouri voters to take charge after inaction by the General Assembly.

Prior to the early 1970s, there was no requirement for disclosure of campaign contributions. That changed

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