By Joel Williams
Jefferson City, Missouri: Lawmakers in Missouri are pushing to get campaign finance reform work done prior to the session ending but may not get an opportunity with other issues taking the spotlight. In his January State of the State speech, Gov. Jay Nixon (D) called for a cap on campaign spending, and said if work was not done in this legislative session he would push to get it on the ballot. House Democrats are currently backing a proposal that would enforce a $5,000 donations cap on candidates for the Legislature and statewide offices, but it has not yet been referred to a committee.
Campaign finance requirements for Missouri ballot measures