Website highlights contributions, voting records
COLUMBIA (AP) - A new website showing contributions to Missouri lawmakers and their voting records has gone live.
The Columbia Tribune reports that the website is called Access Missouri. Developers received a $25,000 grant from a University of Missouri fund that provides money for interdisciplinary, student-centered projects.
The website aggregates voting information from the House and Senate journals and financial information from the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Ryan Famuliner is the news director for the university-owned radio station KBIA-FM. He says that while reporters and people who frequent Jefferson City know how to access voting records by thumbing through documents online, that's not practical for the average person.
The goal in creating the website was to give voters a one-stop shop for that public information.