Campaign Contribution Reform Hearing Tomorrow, January 9, 2014

MRFL Press Release
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Contact: Molly 314-854-1305 or molly@missouriroundtable.org

Campaign Contribution Reform Hearing Tomorrow, January 9, 2014

The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow on Missouri Roundtable For Life’s Campaign Contribution Reform Initiative.

To curb the corrupting influence of big money in the Missouri Capitol, Missouri Roundtable For Life filed an initiative petition in June of 2013 that would limit the size of campaign contributions politicians could receive.

Mega-contributor Rex Sinquefield filed suit in an attempt to block our ability to put this issue to a vote of the people.

In December, Judge Jon Beetam upheld the ballot summary language prepared by Secretary of State Jason Kander, but sent the fiscal note back to Auditor Tom Schweich to be rewritten. Missouri Roundtable For Life believes Auditor Schweich’s fiscal summary was sufficient and proper. This issue is now on appeal.

The oral argument location and time is as follows:

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
2:00 PM
Thursday, January 9, 2014