McGaugh: Office Not a Lounge for Lobbyists

From his email to the House Republican Caucus…

In a continued effort to share with the caucus my vision and thoughts for the office of Speaker Pro Tem I wanted to share the following information….

The Speaker Pro Tem’s Office will not be used as a lounge or personal office for lobbyists*. Lobbyists will be prohibited from hanging-out in the Pro Tem’s office during the workday, outside of scheduled appointments or conference meetings on legislation.  As we know–Lobbyists are not allowed to come and go as they please in the Speaker’s office. The Pro Tem’s office should remain a work area for caucus members, to allow us the confidence to speak freely on caucus related issues and not have to be concern with being lobbied…

 

Designate all caucus members into 7 regions; to ensure that all corners of our diverse state are a part of the discussion and their priorities can be heard.  Mid-MO, Kansas City, St. Louis/St. Charles, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast. Each region would be tasked with electing a member to chair/represent the region. Region Chair’s will schedule and conduct brief meetings as they deem necessary—the purpose of the meetings would be to share what is happening in that region, how constituents from that area feel about certain issues and any other relevant information that can be helpful to the region. Once a week, *the 7 region chairs will have a “State** of the Majority” meeting with all members of leadership** members*. The State of the Majority meeting would be a chance to share what each region discussed in the weekly regional meetings, as well as express any comments, questions or concerns directly with House Leadership and other Regional Chairs….