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Greitens rounds out 10-member tax credit committee

Greitens rounds out 10-member tax credit committee

New Department of Revenue head named chair JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens first announced his Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes nearly a month ago, and Friday he named the final four people who will round out the board looking at ways to cut the state’s tax credit programs and reform how the

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Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather

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)

House Budget Committee questions Governor’s Office budget and use of funds

Democratic lawmakers question the need for the governor’s press secretary and money used for governor’s flights JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House lawmakers on Wednesday morning questioned a number of items in the budget for the governor’s office, seeking answers from Gov. Eric Greitens’ chief of staff, Mike Roche, and his deputy, former Rep. Caleb Jones. Representatives

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Holsman calls for $60 million in settlements to restore funding to Greitens’ budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri received roughly $60 million from two lawsuit settlements in the past few weeks, and Sen. Jason Holsman says it should go to restoring some of the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens. The money comes from two settlements; $10 million comes from a multi-state settlement with the

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 Feb. 13

New curators, contentious relationship with the press, and a bill to disclose inaugural donors If House Democrats have their way, Gov. Eric Greitens may inadvertently set a precedent for future Missouri governors regarding expenditures for the inaugural. Greitens has not released a definitive list of who raised money for his inaugural proceedings and celebrations, nor has his administration said

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during his inauguration ceremony on the Capitol steps Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The questions surrounding how Gov. Eric Greitens paid for his inauguration celebration remain unanswered, with many wondering if and how much money the Republican governor took from corporations and lobbyists. Greitens campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and despite his calls for transparency among “crooked politicians,” the

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Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge will chair the group,

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Greitens names PricewaterhouseCoopers partner as new Dept. of Revenue chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens named Joel Walters, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the new head of the Missouri Department of Revenue Tuesday morning. Walters currently serves the global business auditing firm’s tax leader on inbound tax practices where he helped non-American businesses operate within American tax schemes. He previously worked as the corporate finance director

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Greitens appoints former NC State Health Director to chair DHSS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens made his pick Thursday for the new chair of the Department of Health and Senior Services: Dr. Randall Williams. Williams, an obstetrician/gynecologist by trade, last served as the state health director and deputy secretary of health sciences in North Carolina. In a social media post, Greitens praised Williams’ service

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Where does Missouri stand on guns in the Capitol?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Most Missourians love their Second Amendment rights, and they love their guns, which explains why gun rights bills seem to flow out of the General Assembly with such ease. Missouri has basically been a testing ground for gun rights legislation – one might even call the Show-Me State a safe haven for

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