Ban on lobbyist gifts passes Missouri House committee

( KTRS ) A proposed ban on lobbyist gifts to lawmakers and public officials has won approval from a House panel. Current law allows lobbyists to give unlimited gifts to legislators and other officials. Republican Rep. Justin Alferman’s bill would prohibit that.¬†On Tuesday, members of a House committee voted unanimously in favor of the legislation.…

Florida lawmaker swears it off fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) – Florida Rep. David Jolly promises not to ask for money. The Republican, who is running in one of the year’s most competitive – and expensive – Senate races, says that as of this month he personally has sworn off fundraising. He’s leaving that duty to his professional campaign fundraisers, vowing not to…