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Greitens taps Comer to head Dept. of Natural Resources

Greitens taps Comer to head Dept. of Natural Resources

Gov. Eric Greitens announced Carol Comer will direct the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in a social media posting Wednesday. Comer served last as the commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) since 2015 under Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “Carol is incredible, and we are so excited about having her on board,” Greitens said

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PSC approves Ameren Missouri’s ISRS shutdown, customers could see credit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Customers of Ameren Missouri could soon see a small one-time credit added to their bill because the company filed a tariff with the Missouri Public Service Commission, seeking to revise their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) values. The revisions reset the company’s values to zero, effectively eliminating the ISRS. Because of

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Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the state’s budget, typically a major

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Transcript of Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2017 State of the State Address

Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Parson; Speaker Richardson and the members of the Missouri House; President Pro Tem Richard and members of the Missouri Senate; Chief Justice Breckenridge and the judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri; State officials; and our honored guests. Thank you. And thank you to Sheena, my beautiful wife, and Missouri’s First

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and State Representative Travis Fitzwater of

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Greitens breaks from tradition in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every year, the Missouri governor stands before the General Assembly and delivers a State of the State address. In his first month as governor, Gov. Eric Greitens has made some changes to the address, departing from recent tradition. It had previously been reported that the governor’s upcoming State of the State

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens withholds $146 million, criticizes Nixon’s handling of budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced the first of his expected budget withholdings Monday afternoon in a Facebook Live stream. A week after coming into office, Greitens said he had learned the extent of the state’s budget woes and the state would need to make roughly $700 million in cuts over the next

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 9

  Easily the largest news to come from the governor’s office this week is the fact that it has a new resident. Monday saw the swearing in of Gov. Eric Greitens, who bills himself as a conservative outsider intent on fixing the Capitol’s image of corruption and unethical conduct. The swearing-in ceremony for Greitens and

Gov. Eric Greitens holds a press conference before Winter Storm Jupiter at SEMA headquarters Jan. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens declares State of Emergency; faces first major test as governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens will face one of the first big challenges during his term in office as the state braces for a heavy winter storm this weekend. Meteorologists anticipate the storm will bring up to an inch of ice to some parts of the state. With almost the entire state under

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