Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) has been touring the state, outlining an ethics reform proposal he claims is needed to restore public confidence in state government. A big component of that proposal would bar elected officials from serving as campaign or fundraising consultants to other elected officials.
It might appear as though the remarks are aimed at House Speaker Rod Jetton (R-Marble Hill), who has served as a paid political consultant while in office. Kinder is calling on Republicans and Democrats to, in his words, "Do what’s right for Missourians by embracing this ethics reform proposal." To that end, he is calling on lawmakers of both parties to support legislation to ban what he calls questionable practices.