Amendment 1 is cleaning up Missouri politics

We went directly to voters to make our state government more transparent, limit the power of big money in our legislature, and ensure we’re able to hold legislators accountable when they fail to act in the public interest.

Requires that legislative records be open to the public

by ensuring that the legislature operate under the same open records law as other public entities in Missouri

Requires politicians to wait two years before becoming lobbyists

after the conclusion of their final legislative session

Eliminates almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly

by banning any single gift worth more than $5 — that means no more steak dinners, expensive booze, junkets or sports tickets. This rule eliminates more than 99% of the lobbyist gift giving in Missouri.

Lowers campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates

to limit the influence of big money and lobbyists in state government.

  • Established new campaign contribution limits for General Assembly candidates— $2,500 for state senate, and $2,000 for state house.
  • Limits the ability of individuals and organizations to circumvent caps by counting money from single-source committees towards totals for original, actual donors.
  • Stops legislative fundraising on state property.

Ensures that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census

by asking a nonpartisan expert to draw fair legislative district maps, which would then be reviewed by a citizen commission.

  • Added fairness and competitiveness as required criteria for new district maps
  • Protects the political power of minority communities against vote dilution
  • Asks an independent state demographer to lead on technical work in creating district maps, instead of entrusting political appointees to do all of that work

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