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Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

Richard’s consumer protection reform part of larger effort beyond Humphreys donation

Richard’s consumer protection reform part of larger effort beyond Humphreys donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has faced widespread scrutiny, both within the Capitol and in media outlets around the state, for his sponsorship of SB 5. The legislation would institute large changes to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MPA), which is designed to protect consumers from false or erroneous

File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

Ridesharing companies celebrate as Greitens signs Uber bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens signed his fourth piece of legislation since entering office in St. Charles Monday morning, instituting statewide regulations on transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. In a statement Sunday, Greitens said the bill would help average Missourians make more money. “Our top priority is creating more jobs

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 17

Gov. Eric Greitens had a relatively quiet week in Jefferson City, with the only major development being the fast action his administration took on responding to a subpoena from fellow statewide officeholder, State Auditor Nicole Galloway. On Wednesday, Galloway requested the Department of Revenue to turn over documents relating to their management of tax refunds.

Sen. Rob Schaaf presents his bill on prescription drug monitoring programs before the Senate Committee on Health and Pensions.

Greitens nonprofit attacks Schaaf, posts senator’s personal phone number online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A nonprofit created explicitly to support the agenda of Gov. Eric Greitens attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf Thursday evening by tweeting his private, personal cell phone number and promoting the tweet. A New Missouri, Inc.’s Twitter account used a promoted tweet, classifying it as an ad, which means they weren’t technically “tweeted” but it

Gov. Eric Greitens

100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

By Benjamin Peters and Travis Zimpfer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a landslide victory in the November elections, the Missouri GOP took over every statewide office on the ballot. And now, 100 days after being sworn in, each Republican has since been tested in some way or another, each rising to the occasion to meet

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 10, 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens had a relatively uneventful week until yesterday when he made an executive decision to allow religious organizations to receive grants from the Department of Natural Resources. A court case from Missouri will be argued before the Supreme Court next week dealing with this precise issue. In 2012, a church from Columbia applied

Gov. Eric Greitens signs his first executive order in the Governor's Office Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ number one goal since taking office has been to reduce government and cut red tape, and his latest executive order is taking aim at the state’s boards and commissions. And with more than 200 boards and commissions on the books, it’s easy to understand why the governor

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 3

The biggest win for Gov. Eric Greitens this week may not have happened in his office at all, but rather at the Senate Republican caucus Wednesday where he spoke for an hour to mend fences and/or build bridges between himself and the majority party in the upper chamber. Most legislators felt the meeting went well and

Gov. Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate.

Senate finally confirms gubernatorial appointments after Greitens visit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of adamantly postponing the confirmation of Gov. Eric Greitens’ gubernatorial appointees, the Senate voted Thursday to approve them after Greitens visited with Senate Republicans for about an hour Wednesday during their caucus. “The Senate decided they needed to press ahead on many of these department heads and curators wanted them to

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens announces plan to bring high speed internet to all Missouri Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he would be putting $45 million to establish rural broadband internet access in the state of Missouri. Rural broadband is frequently cited by agricultural and rural communities as a primary need for the state to advance and match urban and suburban areas. Greitens newly

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