Category: Executive Branch

Greitens replaces five Missouri Veterans Commissioners, calls for removal of Carter and Kay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens is taking action after the results of an independent investigation into the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home found “serious” issues. In a press conference held Monday morning outside the home, the Republican governor announced that he had replaced all five members of the […]

Government transparency group applauds Treasurer Schmitt’s Missouri Economic Dashboard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Only a few months after launching the Missouri Economic Dashboard, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is already garnering national recognition for his work to make economic data more easily accessible to the public. Truth in Accounting, a national watchdog group that advocates for state government transparency, applauded […]

The search for a new commissioner: What qualities will they be looking for?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one week since the Missouri State Board of Education relieved Commissioner Margie Vandeven of her duties with a 5-3 vote, and the search for the next commissioner seems to be in the early stages. It was announced this week that the Board would meet […]

Confide: Governor’s Office setting trend in Capitol of using app that erases texts

Reports say the Governor’s Office uses an app called Confide to keep their mobile messaging nonexistent. The app, available in the iTunes and Google Play Store, touts itself as “encrypted,” “ephemeral,” and “screenshot protected.” Messages sent through the app disappear once they are read but cannot be screencapped when pulled […]

Release: State employee donations exceed $1 million in annual charitable campaign; over $30 million raised in campaign history

“Building a Brighter Future” campaign will benefit nearly 800 Missouri charities JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that this year’s Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 14th consecutive year, with more than $1,060,388.00 donated to 796 Missouri charities. During the past 33 years, […]

Hawley announces results of independent investigation into Stockley case, finding one instance of wrongdoing by AG’s Office

Jefferson City, Mo.  – The results are in, and the investigation into alleged wrongdoings by the Attorney General’s Office under former Attorney General Chris Koster in the 2012 civil lawsuit regarding the death of Anthony Lamar Smith have been confirmed to some extent. In a statement issued by Missouri Attorney General Josh […]