Legendary Jeff City lobbyist John Britton out-smokes everyone
Hey, fast-living libertines! Do you enjoy Missouri’s cheap-ass smokes and lax
open-container laws? Then this blog is for you.
John Britton is the namesake of John Britton & Associates and has been a force in Jefferson City since his lobbying days began more than 50 years ago. He’s also quite the character, as a recent Time article on Missouri’s notoriously low cigarette taxes recounted:
Stately and charming, Britton is a three-pack-a-day smoker so beloved at the statehouse that the Senate passed a resolution 15 years ago forever declaring the airspace immediately surrounding him “an official Missouri state senate designated smoking area.”
We asked Britton to elaborate in the following Q&A.