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Gov. Eric Greitens signs his first executive order in the Governor's Office Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive order

Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ number one goal since taking office has been to reduce government and cut red tape, and his latest executive order is taking aim at the state’s boards and commissions. And with more than 200 boards and commissions on the books, it’s easy to understand why the governor

Gov. Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate.

Senate postpones confirming gubernatorial appointments over Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislators managed to pass through a number of items during the final week of session before spring break, but one thing that went unnoticed by many was the Senate’s decision to postpone the confirmation of any gubernatorial appointments. It may sound like an innocuous event, given that the postponement was

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Greitens puts freeze on all ‘job-killing’ regulations with executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just 24 hours after being sworn in, Gov. Eric Greitens has signed another executive order. On Tuesday, the governor appeared in a Facebook video, standing in his office, surrounded by boxes which he said were full of regulations that Missourians have to deal with. Gov. Greitens said his latest executive order

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Ethics reform takes center stage on Inauguration Day as Greitens signs executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first order as the head of Missouri will be to bring ethics reform to his new office. “We just promised the people of Missouri that we’re going to get to work, and now, we’re here to get to work,” Greitens said. “We promised in this campaign that we


Nixon “Bans the Box” for state employment applications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — Gov. Jay Nixon “banned the box” Tuesday for applications for employment at state agencies, allowing some potential employees with a criminal history to avoid disclosing their past on initial applications. Nixon signed executive order 16-04, which directs all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the Executive Branch to amend initial employment

State legislators disagree on Obama’s executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After President Barack Obama’s announcement of an executive order Tuesday that would regulate the sale of firearms with further background checks and more resources devoted to the enforcement of those checks, Republicans and 2nd Amendment supporters around the country cried foul. On the first day of Missouri’s legislative session Wednesday while


Nixon signs executive order which seeks to close gender wage gap

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed Executive Order 15-09 Friday in an effort to eliminate the wage gap between men and women within the executive branch of government. The full text of the order can be read here, but the text of the order’s directive reads as follows: NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY)

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Nixon issues executive order to enforce Obergefell decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon that orders all state agencies to comply with the the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended the right to marriage to same-sex couples. Executive Order 15-04 officially states that “all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the


Blunt leads fight in Senate against Obama’s Executive Order on immigration

Saint Louis, Mo. — Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has taken the lead in the Senate on opposing President Obama’s executive order granting legal status to thousands of undocumented immigrants bypassing Congress. “On more than 20 occasions, President Obama said he does not have the authority to take the executive action that he announced tonight. The