Former Missouri lawmaker goes to court to overturn limits on lobbying
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A former state lawmaker wants to overturn a law barring members of the Missouri House and Senate from lobbying their former colleagues for two years after they leave office. Rocky Miller, a Republican from Lake Ozark who left the House in January, filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court Thursday against the Missouri Ethics Commission, saying the mandatory “cooling off” period for lawmakers seeking to become lobbyists is unconstitutional. “Miller has lost income and faces the prospect of additional lost income, civil penalties and criminal conviction and penalties, t...