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Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced a new executive order Monday, instituting a paid parental leave policy for state employees in the executive branch’s agencies. The governor announced the decision in a Facebook video Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Sheena Greitens, and their son, Jacob. “We need to do everything in

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Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee had been held up by

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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

Gov. Eric Greitens in Perryville, Missouri March 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Eric Greitens' Facebook Page)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of February 27

After major storms and tornados hit Perryville, Missouri Tuesday night leaving one man dead and a trail of destruction in its wake, Gov. Eric Greitens surveyed damage and met with affected residents and first responders Wednesday morning. In a statement, Greitens pledged to help those hurt by the storm and credited the community for its strength. “You

From left to right, Benjamin Lipman, Lisa Hardwick, W. Brent Powell

Court plan likely up for review after latest panel picks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission is raising the eyebrows of some on the right at a time when some Republicans question the effectiveness of the Missouri Court plan. Wednesday night, the commission selected private practice attorney Benjamin Lipman, Judges Lisa Hardwick and Judge W. Brent Powell as their three choices to fill

Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

MDP chair says Greitens supported Obama in 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Monday, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber posted on social media about a campaign event Gov. Eric Greitens attended in 2008. The event? A campaign meet-and-greet in Columbia to elect Stephen Webber to the Missouri House of Representatives, where Webber ended up serving for eight years. In the post, Webber called Greitens

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Lincoln Days kicks off, Republicans wonder if Wagner will run for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Republicans are in a festive mood this weekend, as conservatives gather from all across the state for the annual Lincoln Days event. The long-running tradition, held in Springfield this year, is focused on celebrating a monumental win in the November elections, as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds turned out

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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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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

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