Republicans Claim Ethics Commission in Violation of Sunshine Law
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Republicans Claim Ethics Commission in Violation of Sunshine Law

Date: September 18, 2007
By: Carly Robertson
State Capitol Bureau
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Intro: The Missouri Republican Party took the State's Ethics Commission to Court today.The Party claims the Ethics Commission violated the state's Sunshine Law when it voted on campaign contribution limits in a closed session last week.

Carly Robertson has more from the Capitol:

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The Judge did not hand down a ruling today regarding the decision made by the Ethics Commission last week. The Republican party is seeking a temporary restraint order against the commission's ruling affecting campaign contributions. Harvey, Tettlebaum, attorney for the Republican Party, says the party would be happy if public discussion was allowed on the issue regardless of the outcome.

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Description: "If the Commission were to decide on its own, which it can do, in spite of what the court may or may not do, to hold a meeting and sort of undo the situation and come back in allow public comment as it originally indicated it was going to do, have a public discussion and then make a decision, that's fine."

Governor Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon both face having to return contributions

From the state capitol, I'm Carly Robertson.