Newly elected governors may have to disclose who pays for thier inaugural celebrations under a bill the house gave primary approval to.
Christopher Shields has more from Jefferson City.
With Governor Holden's 2001 inaugural ball costing 1 million dollars, republican lawmakers crafted a bill that would treat inaugural committees the same as campiagn committees.
Meaning, governors-elect and new legislators would have to disclose who is paying for their celebrations.
Bill co-sponsor Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau says this is not a direct response to Governor Holden's inaugural celebration.
The bill passed on a voice vote.
Missourians may be able to find out who pays for state inaugural celebrations under a bill given first-round approval by the House.
Christopher Shields reports from Jefferson City.
The bill would subject gubernatorial and legislative inaugural committees to the same disclosure laws as political campiagns.
This comes 2 years after Governor Holden's 1 million dollar inaugural ball.
St. Louis County Democrat Rick Johnson says the bill isn't just about gubernatorial celebrations.
The bill now awaits final house approval.