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Senate passes bill allowing PAC contributions

Date: April 19, 2011
By: Kacie Yearout
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB108,

Intro: 
Missouri Senate passed a bill allowing candidate committees to contribute to political action committees.
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Wrap: Currently political action committees can only accept contributions from a corporation, association or partnership.

Kansas City Senator KiKi Curls says that the current wording doesn’t allow elected officials to buy to PAC sponsored events with candidate committee dollars.

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Description: "We are prohbited from participating in adverstising in any those booklets, in participating from purchasing meal tickets,or anything associated in those events, even for consituentcies.

After adding amendments to clear up the wording, the bill passed unanimously.

From the Capitol, I'm Kacie Yearout.

Intro: 
The senate approved candidate committees contributing to political action committees.
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Wrap: The Missouri Senate passed a bill that allows for candidate committees to purchase items like dinner tickets to PAC sponsored events.

Currently only political action committees can only accept contributions from a corporation, association or partnership. 

Cape Girardeau Senator Jason Crowell ensured the bill did not have a loophole for allowing PACS to pay for elected offical educational trips.  

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Description: "I really don't want PACS to pay for us to go on educational expenses."


The bill unanimously passed.

From the Capitol, I'm Kacie Yearout.


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