JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - If you voted for the Clean Missouri Initiative back in November 2018, there’s a new change from Capitol Hill that affects what the public can access from lawmakers.
On Tuesday, January 15, the House voted in favor of a rule that allows representatives to redact communications they’ve had with constituents.
This will keep their privately shared information off public records.
Holly Rehder, State Representative of the 148th District, said it’s important to be transparent, but people’s privacy matters.
“When they reach out to me and say, hey we’re having trouble with grandparents' rights, or I can’t get my ex parte order re-upped, and I’m afraid. Those should always be kept confidential. You should be able to reach out to a representative or senator and have confidential communications with them,” said Representative Rehder.