Gifts. Legal news and articles for April 22 - 25, 2017

Lawmakers: Flynn likely broke law in not revealing Russia paymentsSen. Rob Schaaf's speech on ethics from April 24, 2017State Advisory Panel Looking at Political Ethics LawsPot Progress: Maine's post-election cannabis conundrumThe Giving Tree store in Loveland supplies gifts, laughsExposing recreational marijuana law loopholesRight to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 daysArkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OK2 accused of stealing Christmas gifts from homesArkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OKFirst 100 days: Greitens makes good on right-to-workThe Giving Tree supplies gifts, laughsArkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OKRight to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 daysRight to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 days

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Lawmakers kill gift transparency bill; Senate OKs higher campaign limits
WBIR-TVApril 4, 2017

State law already prohibits lawmakers from receiving gifts from lobbyists or entities that employ lobbyists. But anyone else can provide a gift. As Hulsey put it, if someone who isn't a lobbyist offered to give him $250 worth of tickets for a race at ...more »

Family ravaged by distracted driving crash lobbies for statewide hands-free law
KEYE TVApril 4, 2017

The Berrys use their energy to educate people. They started an organization called OLIE—One Life Is Enough. They're also lobbying for laws to make our roads safer. Aaron says, “If just these people passed this law I mean these rates would greatly ...more »

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Lawmakers: Flynn likely broke law in not revealing Russia payments
PoliticoApril 25, 2017

Flynn was paid nearly $34,000 for the Moscow speech, documents show — something Cummings has suggested could be a violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause, which bars government officials from accepting gifts or payments from foreign ...more »

Sen. Rob Schaaf's speech on ethics from April 24, 2017
The Missouri TimesApril 25, 2017

To be clear: I have paid Richard for the room with my own funds, not with legislative favors, and Richard has disclosed the arrangement as required by law. But when ... In 2016, we legislators accepted over $450,000 in personal gifts from lobbyists ...more »

State Advisory Panel Looking at Political Ethics Laws
NBC 29 NewsApril 24, 2017

Public officials are limited on gifts they can accept from lobbyists -- but that doesn't apply to a political action committee. In recent years, the General Assembly approved an annual $100 cap on gifts from lobbyists to officials. Now there's ...more »

Pot Progress: Maine's post-election cannabis conundrum
Daily BulldogApril 24, 2017

Recent media reports have drawn attention to "marijuana gifts," "exchanges" and the legal limbo people are still finding themselves in. Methods of exchanging either valuable items or outright cash emerged after reform efforts in Washington D.C ...more »

The Giving Tree store in Loveland supplies gifts, laughs
Loveland Reporter-HeraldApril 24, 2017

Mary Kay Sherman, co-owner of The Giving Tree gift shop, returns change to Loveland resident Dan West, who was doing some shopping Wednesday in the new store at 832 N. Lincoln Ave. in downtown Loveland. (Craig Young / Loveland Reporter-Herald).more »

Exposing recreational marijuana law loopholes
wwlp.comApril 24, 2017

The 22News I-Team discovered there's a provision in the current law that allows gifting of certain amounts of marijuana, without an exchange of money. We found several entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of that provision, by offering "marijuana ...more »

Right to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 days
Southeast MissourianApril 24, 2017

But so far, he's had no success in implementing broader ethics-law changes. A bill to ban lobbyist gifts to lawmakers and other public officials, a goal shared by Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson, is stalled in the Senate. Proposals to amend ...more »

Arkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OK
Arkansas NewsApril 23, 2017

Arkansas law prohibits public servants from accepting gifts or compensation other than the regular salary and benefits that come with their position, with some exceptions. In October, the North Little Rock City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution ...more »

2 accused of stealing Christmas gifts from homes
Palm Beach PostApril 23, 2017

Two men are in custody today after a high-speed chase — and alleged crimes against the Christmas spirit. Police spotted a car that they believed to linked with a series of residential burglaries in which suspects have kicked in the front door and ...more »

Arkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OK
Van Buren Press Argus-CourierApril 23, 2017

Arkansas law prohibits public servants from accepting gifts or compensation other than the regular salary and benefits that come with their position, with some exceptions. In October, the North Little Rock City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution ...more »

First 100 days: Greitens makes good on right-to-work
Springfield News-LeaderApril 23, 2017

But so far he's had no success in implementing broader ethics law changes. A bill to ban lobbyist gifts to lawmakers and other public officials, a goal shared by Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson, is stalled in the Senate. Proposals to amend the ...more »

The Giving Tree supplies gifts, laughs
Loveland Reporter-HeraldApril 23, 2017

Mary Kay Sherman, co-owner of The Giving Tree gift shop, returns change to Loveland resident Dan West, who was doing some shopping Wednesday in the new store at 832 N. Lincoln Ave. in downtown Loveland. (Craig Young / Loveland Reporter-Herald).more »

Arkansas ethics panel: North Little Rock resolution on gifts OK
Siftings HeraldApril 22, 2017

Arkansas law prohibits public servants from accepting gifts or compensation other than the regular salary and benefits that come with their position, with some exceptions. In October, the North Little Rock City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution ...more »

Right to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 days
Charlotte ObserverApril 22, 2017

But so far he's had no success in implementing broader ethics law changes. A bill to ban lobbyist gifts to lawmakers and other public officials, a goal shared by Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson, is stalled in the Senate. Proposals to amend the ...more »

Right to work marks new Missouri governor's first 100 days
News & ObserverApril 22, 2017

Eric Greitens in his first 100 days in office has made good on a top campaign promise to sign a right-to-work law, although another pledge to strengthen ethics laws remains unfulfilled. Progress has been made to advance two top priorities outlined in ...more »

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