Election

GOP governors strutting their stuff for 2016

A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party’s most fractured field in decades. They rarely criticized each other in public, but there were subtle jabs.

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Missouri lawmakers face renewed calls to change loose ethics laws

Some think the 2015 legislative session could be different, with several longtime opponents of ethics reform out of office and legislative leaders voicing support for tackling the issue. But advocates aren’t taking any chances. Two years before the next statewide election, an ethics reform ballot measure has already been filed with the secretary of state’s office — an insurance policy of sorts in case the issue once again languishes in the statehouse.

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