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Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

State Auditor says Missouri seized $6.3 million in property in 2016

State Auditor says Missouri seized $6.3 million in property in 2016

Auditor Galloway releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act seizure reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday released a compilation report which shows law enforcement seized an estimated $6.3 million worth of property in 2016. Under the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act, law enforcement officials may take possession of property or

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Great Plains files application, PSC sets intervention deadline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a week after being ordered to file an acquisition application by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Great Plains Energy (GPE) filed the required paperwork seeking the commission’s approval for an estimated $12.2 billion merger. The PSC unanimously approved an order on Wednesday, Feb. 22 that required GPE to file

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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 20

An act of vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, sparked national media attention when it became the focal point of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the city Wednesday, accompanied by Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens, who himself is Jewish, quickly condemned the vandals, who knocked over roughly 150 tombstones.

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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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PSC orders Great Plains to file application in merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GPE) to file an application seeking the commission’s approval of a merger between GPE and Westar Energy, Inc.  The order stems from a complaint filed by the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) against GPE, which alleged that GPE violated a

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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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Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Auditor Galloway calls on Governor to approve new family-friendly leave policies for state employees

Letter urges administration to review decision to halt policy changes for state workers following the birth or adoption of a child JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens calling on his administration to approve two important changes to family leave policies for state

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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

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