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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)

As one special session ends, Greitens strongly suggests more still to come

As one special session ends, Greitens strongly suggests more still to come

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first extraordinary session came to an end Friday afternoon as the Senate sent an unaltered House bill to bring jobs relief to the Bootheel to the governor’s desk. It remains to be seen whether or not it was the last extraordinary session of the 2017 interim. When speaking with host

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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of May 22

Gov. Eric Greitens had a busy week during the special session, mainly with holding rallies in Southeast Missouri and Jefferson City to support his call for legislation to bring a steel mill to Southeast Missouri. Over 500 people attended Greitens’ event at the now-closed Noranda aluminum smelter to stand alongside Rep. Don Rone, R-Portageville, to lobby for a

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Curious comments from Greitens on campaign finance disclosures spark ire of Senate Dems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a month after Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he failed to report a fundraising list, the governor seemed to question Missouri’s practice of disclosing donors to the commission. On Mark Reardon’s May 22 show, the KMOX host spoke with the governor on his

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Greitens attacks ‘career politicians’ at special session rally

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Roughly 300 people joined Gov. Eric Greitens at his rally Tuesday afternoon to pass legislation he promises will bring a steel mill to Southeast Missouri. Young Republicans, local voters, GOP state representatives and a significant number of Missourians from the Bootheel all cheered as he descended the stairs on the north

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Senate defends Libla from attacks by Greitens nonprofit in first day of special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While the House strictly gaveled in and out until Tuesday at the start of this week’s extraordinary legislative session, multiple senators took the opportunity in the upper chamber to voice their concerns about Gov. Eric Greitens’ call for more time in Jefferson City. Some feared the ramifications of his call could open

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Over 500 attend Rep. Rone and Gov. Greitens jobs rally

NEW MADRID, Mo – During a rainstorm, a crowd swelling to over 500 gathered on the site of the now-shuttered Noranda aluminum smelter to show support for the jobs bill that Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special legislative session to consider. Several state representatives attended the rally in the warehouse in sight of where

Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Rone says ‘in the Bootheel, a deal is a deal’ on special session language

NEW MADRID, Mo. — As anticipation builds toward Monday at 4:00 p.m. when the Gov. Eric Greitens has set for a special legislative session to allow the General Assembly the opportunity to pass legislation that would provide the Public Service Commission more opportunities to attract industry to Missouri, rumors and posturing have begun to swirl. As

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Auditor, MATA urge Greitens to veto SB 43 over ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The opposition to Senate Bill 43, a bill relating to workplace discrimination, was fierce during the 2017 legislative session. Opponents of the bill, including the ACLU, the NAACP, as well as a number of legislators, said that if it were passed into law, it would undermine civil rights protections, allow for

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Greitens calls special session next week to pass steel mill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens called a special session of the legislature to convene next week over only one bill: Rep. Don Rone’s steel mill bill. The special session will begin Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. In a statement, Greitens said the Missouri General Assembly had unfinished business after the regular session.

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as governor, and he uttered a

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