There are sure bets in Jefferson City when certain bills are introduced, special interest groups line up in opposition. One of these issues is Sunshine Law reforms. Any legislation in the public interest to strengthen the Sunshine Law is opposed by groups that lobby for public entities.
Among the groups that usually oppose bills strengthening the law are the Missouri Association of Counties, the Missouri Municipal League and the Missouri School Boards Association. They offer flimsy excuses of why a tougher law would be detrimental to their members, including that because of violations it would be tougher to get candidates to run for offices and board positions.
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