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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 16

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 16

Gov. Eric Greitens had a busy week marked by three major events: his decision to withhold $146 million from the state budget, his State of the State address and his travels to Washington to be part of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Proud to be at the Presidential Inauguration to represent the people of Missouri. There

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Walsh concerned about MoDOT and highway infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh has always been a strong and vocal leader in the Missouri legislature and has plenty to say when it comes to the state’s budget. When asked about her reactions to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address on this week’s #MOLEG Podcast, she said she

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Trial attorneys reject ‘judicial hellhole’ label

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During Tuesday night’s State of the State address from Gov. Eric Greitens, the governor used the term “judicial hellhole” to describe the state of Missouri’s litigation system. “This isn’t a pretty picture,” he said. “Out-of-state lawyers are suing businesses on behalf of out-of-state clients in Missouri’s courts. We’re the place where

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Greitens taps Comer to head Dept. of Natural Resources

Gov. Eric Greitens announced Carol Comer will direct the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in a social media posting Wednesday. Comer served last as the commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) since 2015 under Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “Carol is incredible, and we are so excited about having her on board,” Greitens said

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Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the state’s budget, typically a major

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Transcript of Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2017 State of the State Address

Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Parson; Speaker Richardson and the members of the Missouri House; President Pro Tem Richard and members of the Missouri Senate; Chief Justice Breckenridge and the judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri; State officials; and our honored guests. Thank you. And thank you to Sheena, my beautiful wife, and Missouri’s First

Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, renews his call for a vote on HB 60.

House passes HB 60 to limit lobbyist gifts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has made good on the promise to pass an ethics reform bill in the 2017 legislative session. Fresh off of a long weekend, Missouri’s House of Representatives returned to session late Tuesday afternoon to overwhelmingly pass a measure seeking to put limits on lobbyist gifts. The bill, HB

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

Greitens breaks from tradition in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every year, the Missouri governor stands before the General Assembly and delivers a State of the State address. In his first month as governor, Gov. Eric Greitens has made some changes to the address, departing from recent tradition. It had previously been reported that the governor’s upcoming State of the State

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

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

  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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