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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)

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

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

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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

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

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

Galloway finds ‘questionable’ spending of federal cash by state departments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her annual Statewide Single Audit for 2016 Tuesday morning and some of the findings on lack of department oversight echo much of what her office discovered last year. Most notably, Galloway found that for the seventh year in a row, the Department of Social Services had

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley releases details on new fight against human trafficking

ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Joshua Hawley will take the fight to human trafficking in Missouri with a series of new initiatives he announced Monday from a safehouse for victims of trafficking in St. Louis. In an editorial published by CNN titled “Slavery still exists in the land of the free – we must confront

Gov. Eric Greitens shakes hands with recruits of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Feb. 1, 2017.

Greitens’ campaign promises begin to bear fruit

On the 76th day of his short tenure as governor, Eric Greitens signed Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness standards bill that would move Missouri to the Daubert standard as opposed to its current statutory standard. It was a key tort reform measure Greitens mentioned in his State of the State address in January, near the

Gov. Eric Greitens signs the Daubert expert witness standard bill March 28, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of March 27

Gov. Eric Greitens happily signed the first major piece of tort reform to hit his desk Tuesday, when he put his signature on a Rep. Kevin Corlew’s bill to have Missouri join 39 other states in adopting the Daubert standard for expert witness testimony. Greitens mentioned that provision specifically and said the bill would help

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Senate decides against confirming UM Curators again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before the legislative spring break, Republican senators made a stand against Gov. Eric Greitens by declining to confirm some of his gubernatorial appointments. Events Thursday showed little had changed in the two weeks since the Senate last passed on those confirmations. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard requested his report on

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley celebrates Trump’s actions against Obama-era environmental regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday dismantling the plan his predecessor, President Barack Obama put into effect in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was meant to reduce CO2 emissions, which many climate scientists say contribute to man-made global warming, from power plants. Trump’s action marked a step back from the environmentally

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