Category: Boards and Commissions

State Board of Education sued for violating Sunshine Law during vote to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits seem to keep coming following the recent activities from the Missouri State Board of Education and the alleged attempt from Gov. Eric Greitens to oust Commissioner Margie Vandeven. News broke Tuesday morning that one of the former appointees, Rev. Tim Sumners, had filed suit […]

Sumners files suit against Governor and Board in effort to reclaim seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If there were any thoughts that Tim Sumners would roll over and accept the withdrawing of his appointment to the State Board of Education by Gov. Eric Greitens, think again. In a suit filed in the Cole County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sumners is suing the […]

Twenty mayors plead MHDC to not eliminate LIHTC

Mayors tout low-income housing tax credit as a vital tool for disadvantaged residents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mayors from across the state wrote a letter to Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) touting the value of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments in their town. Six of eight MHDC commissioners […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and […]

Governor removes another school board member hours before commissioner vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has withdrawn yet another appointee to the Missouri State Board of Education just hours before a Tuesday morning meeting set to decide the fate of Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Gov. Greitens had appointed five new members to the board, with the intent of voting […]

REPORT: Outside investigation needed into Missouri Veterans Home after initial Lt. Governor’s inquiry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The October Lt. Governor’s Office inquiry report into the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis has surfaced, showing possible negligence and need for an outside investigation. Gov. Eric Greitens announced the fourth inquiry into the home this year on November 16. “The Office of Lieutenant Governor was […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked […]

Greitens appoints 27 members to child protection boards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is looking to provide some aid in the mission to protect children across the state. The Republican governor on Thursday announced the appointments of 27 individuals to serve on a number of boards, including the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Boards, Children’s […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: November 16, 2017

Commission weighs in on how to handle alleged issues with Empire’s hedging practices JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With their chairman returned this week, the Missouri Public Service Commission knocked out five orders before delving into the topic of a prudence review of Empire District Electric Company’s fuel adjustment clause, or […]