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Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during his inauguration ceremony on the Capitol steps Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The questions surrounding how Gov. Eric Greitens paid for his inauguration celebration remain unanswered, with many wondering if and how much money the Republican governor took from corporations and lobbyists. Greitens campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and despite his calls for transparency among “crooked politicians,” the

Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel (center) speaks regarding Rep. Bill Lant's attempt to silence his testimony on a discrimination bill Feb. 14, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Beatty, MO NAACP president call for Lant to step down as chair of Litigation Reform Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the silencing of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at Monday evening’s Special Committee on Litigation Reform, House Democrats and left-leaning organizations and advocacy groups called for Rep. Bill Lant, R-Pineville, to be removed from his position as chair of the committee. Chapel said Lant should apologize to the members of the state

Just one day before the House passed a paycheck protection bill which would affect law enforcement and firefighter unions, Gov. Eric Greitens spent the day training with members of the St. Louis Fire Department. (From Eric Greitens' Facebook page)

House hits police, firefighters with paycheck protection bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared on the House floor Thursday morning as another labor reform issue was debated. HB 251, sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, seeks to require authorization for certain labor unions to use their dues and fees to make political contributions. It also requires written consent for withholding earnings from paychecks,

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Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an abandoned factory in Springfield and a business park in Poplar Bluff, Gov. Eric Greitens held ceremonial signing ceremonies celebrating the first bill of his tenure as governor, one that could arguably prove to be the most monumental of his entire term in office. Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the

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Greitens’ budget calls for more than $500 million in cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For weeks, people have speculated as how much money Gov. Eric Greitens would need to cut in order to balance the state’s budget. Now, the answer has arrived. Two weeks after his State of the State address, Greitens unveiled his budget for the 2018 fiscal year while speaking at the Nixa Early Childhood

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

Greitens to unveil budget in Nixa on Thursday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of waiting for the governor’s budget, Missouri lawmakers learned Tuesday afternoon they would not have to wait much longer. Gov. Eric Greitens that he will release his budget on Thursday at the Nixa Early Childhood Center instead of delivering a speech to Missouri’s Legislature in Jefferson City. The governor announced

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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

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway to audit legal defense fund after claims of harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced she will open an audit of the State Legal Defense Fund, the pool of money used to make payments due to lawsuits filed against the state. Galloway said the audit has been prompted by reports of widespread sexual and racial harassment within the Missouri Department of

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

Legislative leaders optimistic about working with Greitens despite corruption accusations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As legislative caucuses voted on new leadership roles in the past few days, Gov.-elect Eric Greitens came to Jefferson City to make inroads with a General Assembly he has maligned at times on the campaign trail. Judging by the reactions of most members of the chamber, you wouldn’t know that he

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