Category: Governor

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 – Governor Eric Greitens has withdrawn yet another appointee to the Missouri State Board of Education just hours before a Tuesday morning meeting set to decide the fate of Commissioner Margie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 […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of November 13, 2017

Greitens spars with lawmakers over Board of Education, moves to eliminate funding for LIHTC in FY2019 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a busy week in the Governor’s Office, with Republican Governor Eric Greitens making several moves that have caught the attention of various groups across the state. The biggest […]

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 […]

Governor’s Office, House Democrats spar over board appointment removal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Office responded Thursday to a Wednesday statement from House Democrats saying the Governor’s removal of an unconfirmed Board of Education appointment was a violation of state law. “The House Democrats are flat wrong,” Parker Briden, governor’s press secretary said in a statement to the […]

State lawmakers call on Board of Education to ‘abandon efforts’ to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits keep coming as more and more lawmaker and officials express their displeasure with the attempt by Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to oust Dr. Margie Vandeven, the commissioner for the Missouri State Board of Education. Earlier this week, officials from several education groups shared their […]

RELEASE: Greitens violated law by ousting state school board member

Governor can’t remove board members without written notice, hearing on charges   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Professional politician and part-time governor Eric Greitens violated state law in September when he removed State Board of Education Member Melissa Gelner from office after she refused to support his shadowy plot to oust […]