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

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 9

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 9

  Easily the largest news to come from the governor’s office this week is the fact that it has a new resident. Monday saw the swearing in of Gov. Eric Greitens, who bills himself as a conservative outsider intent on fixing the Capitol’s image of corruption and unethical conduct. The swearing-in ceremony for Greitens and

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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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Fitzpatrick announces new ‘Modernize Missouri’ initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, is looking for input on how to move the Show Me State forward. To aid in his endeavor, he announced the “Modernize Missouri” initiative, which will serve as a forum for Missouri citizens to submit and communicate their ideas on how the state government can work


How would Missouri fare in another recession?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While a number of issues took center stage during the past election, perhaps no topic was considered to be as crucial as that of fixing the economy. It’s a concern for many across the United States, as a tumbling economic downturn could lead to calamitous results and hardship. Missourians will remember

Rep. Caleb Rowden speaks at a campaign headquarters opening in Boone County June 4.

Rowden files state earned income tax credit bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the first bills Sen.-elect Caleb Rowden has filed for debate and deliberation in the upper chamber is a bill that would guarantee a state earned income tax credit (EITC) for those who receive such benefits from the federal government. The federal program, instituted in 1975, is often touted as

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What does it take to make a successful transition of government?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one month since the general election in November, and statewide office transition teams have been working tirelessly in their efforts to prepare everything for the takeover in January. Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson says that while this particular transition period comes with its own unique challenges, the work

Release: New report shows Missouri set records for tourism in Fiscal Year 2016, Gov. Nixon announces

Increases in number of tourists, jobs supported, visitor spending and total economic impact continue to strengthen Missouri’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry BRANSON, Mo. – Missouri set new tourism records in Fiscal Year 2016, Gov. Nixon announced today during a visit to southwest Missouri’s premier tourist destination, Silver Dollar City. Citing figures from the FY16 annual

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Budget issues could be first test for incoming Greitens administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s battle against budget cuts just seems to worsen, and it could mean bad news for the next governor. Missouri’s revenue has fallen short of the projections, and it could mean that Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first day could be a long one. “If Gov. Nixon doesn’t make any more restrictions before

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Schaefer visits recipients of first responder funding

COLUMBIA, Mo. – State Sen. Kurt Schaefer visited the Boone County Fire Protection District Tuesday morning to tour the facility which houses Missouri Task Force One, a rapid response team designed to assist in search and rescue operations and other functions after natural disasters and large-scale terror attacks. “It’s great to be here today to tour this

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Putting the Breaks on the EPA Overreach in Missouri to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

By Jack Bondon   This spring, the United States Supreme Court took the step of granting a request to stay Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The stay indicates that the Supreme Court has serious reservations about the legality of the Clean Power Plan and was the right move to protect states’ rights in