As first alluded to here yesterday, a federal investigation appears to be looking at the alleged pay-to-play leadership of former Speaker Rod Jetton -- especially his role in killing a 2005 bill sponsored by Sen. Matt Bartle (R-Lee's Summit) that tried to crack down on strip clubs. In today's Star:
Former state lawmaker Bob Johnson, a Lee’s Summit Republican, said three FBI agents last week interviewed him about the bill and Jetton’s role.
“No question there’s interest in Rod Jetton,” Johnson told The Kansas City Star. “That’s all they wanted to talk about.”...
The 2005 bill — proposing a host of new restrictions on adult clubs and dancers — ran into opposition after Jetton assigned it to an unfriendly committee that Johnson chaired. Records show that strip club owners who opposed the bill had four days earlier given $35,000 to a fund-raising committee with ties to a top Jetton adviser [Don Lograsso, the House General Counsel].
Read the full story in The Star here.