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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens withholds $146 million; criticizes Nixon’s handling of budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced the first of his expected budget withholdings Monday afternoon in a Facebook Live stream. A week after coming into office, Greitens said he had learned the extent of the state’s budget woes and the state would need to make roughly $700 million in cuts over the next

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Collateral source set to mark start of tort reform effort

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With labor and ethics reform making up the majority of the General Assembly’s first two weeks in session, a few other bills at the top of Republican leadership’s docket may not have grabbed as much attention. However, they could be just as impactful for the state’s business community. Last week, the

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How one disease caused a rift between farmers and the Department of Conservation

Testing from November confirmed chronic wasting disease is still in the state, but is it enough of a concern to warrant regulations on deer farmers? JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirmed three deer processed in Northern and Eastern Missouri counties Nov. 12 and 13 tested positive for chronic wasting disease

Gov. Eric Greitens holds a press conference before Winter Storm Jupiter at SEMA headquarters Jan. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens declares State of Emergency; faces first major test as governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens will face one of the first big challenges during his term in office as the state braces for a heavy winter storm this weekend. Meteorologists anticipate the storm will bring up to an inch of ice to some parts of the state. With almost the entire state under

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House Budget Committee awaits Greitens budget in the midst of shortfalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s budget has been one of the top concerns for many with the start of the legislative session, and the first meeting of the House budget committee revealed new changes and issues that will have to be handled in a short amount of time. The House Budget committee features a new

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MRTA lobby day cancelation raises concerns about new Capitol security measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) announced Wednesday afternoon they would cancel their seventh annual lobby day at the Missouri Capitol. The reason? An announcement on the MRTA website said it was “due to increased security measures by the new administration.” The Office of Administration installed three metal detectors at three

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens names Drew Erdmann as new COO

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has announced his long-awaited pick for chief operating officer. “We’re doing what we told people we were going to do: we’re building a government that works better for you. And we’re building a team to do it,” Greitens said, announcing his pick at Delong’s Incorporated, a steel manufacturer

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Right-to-work hearing marks first step of new labor reform reality

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Rep. Shannon Cooper, reprentative for the Carpenters District Council may have put it best Tuesday afternoon when he said he felt like Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace at the end of Braveheart. “We fought a good fight, but we know where we’re heading,” the union representative said during the

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Eric Greitens becomes the next governor of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The sun broke through the clouds just before noon time on a frigid day in Jefferson City as thousands gathered on the South Lawn of Missouri’s Capitol to welcome the state’s 56th governor, Eric Robert Greitens. After the swearing in of Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Attorney General Josh Hawley, Secretary of State

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