Category: Veterans

Sen. Nasheed calling for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amidst allegations of negligence and mistreatment in the St. Louis Veterans Home, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on Governor Eric Greitens “to do right” by Missouri’s veterans. The St. Louis state senator is circulating a petition calling on the Republican governor to ask for the resignation […]

Lt. Gov. Parson calls for independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just days after Governor Eric Greitens penned a trite letter to Missouri’s U.S. Senators, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has also penned a letter to Missouri Veterans Commission members about necessary investigations into the St. Louis Veterans Home. The Lt. Gov. on Friday sent the letter to […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of October 30 – November 3, 2017 was relatively quiet for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. His week was dominated by his correspondence with U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, his report on shrinking the state government, and his sympathies for the New York […]

Greitens lambasts Blunt, McCaskill in response to veterans home investigation letter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has, for quite some time, taken an interest in the welfare of veterans in the U.S., and when it comes to that topic, he’s showing that he’ll pull no punches. The latest example of that is his response letter to Missouri’s two U.S. […]

Parson recommends independent investigation into St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home

ST. LOUIS – Residents, their families, and unrelated citizens of St. Louis submitted a packet of information to the St. Louis-based Missouri Veterans Home in July, alleging that the predominately African-American staff have been mistreating its residents. Deputy Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission Brian Hunt believed that the complaints […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 21, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of October 21-27, 2017 for Governor Eric Greitens was dominated by his speculation for national office, his use of campaign funds to bring a potential school board member to Missouri, and an unanswered call for a special session to find a solution to fund […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 8, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens made several media appearances in the week of October 8-13, 2017, to include posting a video with Luke Bryan, allegedly blocking a resident because of an emoji, and made a pitch to Amazon on Twitter – only for it to be quickly deleted. […]

Turning a New Leaf: Missouri veterans’ fight to save lives through medical cannabis reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joshua Lee gained popularity in April when he posted a photo online carrying almost 10,000 Smarties. The Afghanistan veteran stuffed $60 worth of Smarties candies in a bag to represent the annual amount of medication he is scheduled to take to combat his physical and psychological […]

Top medicinal cannabis researcher emboldens medical marijuana legislation effort with visit

Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations says cannabidiol (CDB) oil invaluable in treating PTSD JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley wrapped her tour of Missouri last week, saying Missouri “is so ready for a comprehensive medical cannabis law.” She first began her trip to Washington University School […]

Parson calls for special session to oust Chappelle-Nadal and restore in-home care budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is calling on the Missouri Legislature to call themselves to a special session to address the issue of how to restore funding to the in-home service cuts to more than 8,000 senior, disabled and veterans, but he also is asking the Senate […]