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

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

With the end of session coming up, several newspaper editorials and article from across the state focused on what the Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri General Assembly should make as their primary issues of import with five days remaining in the regular session. At The Missouri Times, we elected to look back at Greitens

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Government officials and private sector both look to provide relief for flood victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Days of rain and record levels of swollen rivers devastated the Show-Me State this week, and as Missourians now look to recover, members of the government and private sector are looking provide relief. The floodwaters claimed the lives at least two people in Missouri while wreaking havoc on homes and businesses

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)

Greitens named to Council of Governors by Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens received good news Monday when he was one of just seven governors named to the Council of Governors by President Donald Trump. The Council of Governors, a bipartisan organization made of state governors, advises on matters of national defense, the national guard and defense support to local authorities.

Photo courtesy of Eric Greitens' Facebook page

Ten Best and Five Worst Days of the Greitens Administration Thus Far

Gov. Eric Greitens rode a wave of Trumpism to the Governor’s Mansion, and combined with the Republican supermajorities in the General Assembly, he has already begun leaving a mark on the state. We took a look at his 10 best days in office that are mostly filled with accomplishments that Republicans have long lusted for,

Tax Committee 5-1-17

Despite absences, Governor’s tax committee close to doing work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The governor’s new tax committee comes one step closer to having the required four town hall meetings. The Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes met on Monday at noon in the Truman Building, with the number of committee members attending in person decreased again this week. In the latest

Gov. Eric Greitens boards a Lyft vehicle.

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the governor’s office featured far more chalupas than anyone probably thought it would. 1. Thousands of new jobs. 2. Convenient rides for the people. 3. Steak Chalupas. It’s a great day for Missouri. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/O7tJ4ZQP5p — Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) April 24, 2017 Okay, so it was just the one

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Pro-cannabis PAC joins Greitens nonprofit, attacks Schaaf

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A PAC that advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis has taken sides in the ongoing feud between Sen. Rob Schaaf and Gov. Eric Greitens, and it’s not the side one might expect. The Better Way Missouri PAC posted on their social media page an ad asking Schaaf to “end his

Kehoe and Holsman on Floor

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning lobbyist gifts, gets through the

Greitens, Chambers, and Sheena Greitens SUBMITTED

Hoskins, Schaaf call out Greitens’ senior advisor for ‘dirty politics’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The ongoing struggle between the Senate and the Governor’s Office has taken another turn, this time with different players. Following the events of the past weekend, in which political nonprofit A New Missouri attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf on issues of lobbyist gifts, term limits, and ethics while releasing the Senator’s personal

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