Former lawmaker's testimony raises lobbying questions | KBIA

Former lawmaker's testimony raises lobbying questions

Jan 31, 2019

Former state Rep. Kevin Corlew's testimony this week before a Missouri Senate committee is raising questions about whether he followed state laws prohibiting former lawmakers from quickly returning to lobby at the Statehouse.

Corlew, a Kansas City Republican, resigned from the legislature in December to avoid a new law banning lawmakers from returning as lobbyists for two years after leaving office. He still is required to wait six months after the end of his term to lobby.

The Kansas City Star reports Corlew testified Tuesday supporting legislation pushed by a tort reform group. He says he testified only as an attorney, not as a lobbyist.