The Show-Me State Is Showing Us Something

In addressing lobbying abuses, Amendment 1 forbids state legislators from accepting paid lobbyist positions for two years after leaving the legislature. The measure is aimed at limiting the power of “the revolving door” of politics: the phenomenon of politicians becoming lobbyists and lobbyists becoming politicians.

As for campaign finance reform, Amendment 1 limits campaign contributions for state senators and state representatives to $2,500 and $2,000, respectively. Legislators are also now forbidden from accepting any gift from a lobbyist that exceeds five dollars.