Ethics reform sparks all out war in Missouri House

Which is no small achievement for a measure that stood on the doorstep of passage after clearing a House committee on a unanimous vote. Republican whip, Rep. Brian Nieves of Washington, mocked Democrats after inquiring of Minority House Leader Paul LeVota. House Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt of Blue Springs only topped his criticism of Democrats with his praise of the bill after inquiring of Democrat Jason Kander of Kansas City.

Brent Martin has the blow-by-blow, including audio of Nieves and Pratt, on the Missourinet blog.

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