Tag: executive order

Hill tapped to lead new committee looking into stabilizing Missouri’s health insurance market

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – What direction should health care take in the Show-Me State? That’s the question that will be put to a newly-formed committee following President Donald Trump’s executive order. House Speaker Todd Richardson on Thursday announced the creation of the Interim Committee Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets to […]

Capitol security measures and Governor’s PDMP called into question in House Budget Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s no secret that the Missouri Senate has had their issues with the Greitens administration in the Governor’s first year, but it now seems that the executive branch’s relationship with the House is now truly being tested. Members of the House Budget Committee bristled during a […]

PDMP Debate: Why some physicians aren’t happy with Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Uncertainty and reluctant acceptance seem to be the general attitude of many following Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order establishing a prescription drug monitoring program. “That was not a good day,” Rep. Robert Ross said while appearing on This Week in Missouri Politics. “I was extremely frustrated.” […]

Greitens launches PDMP with executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri will officially join the other 49 states in using a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Governor Eric Greitens on Monday signed Executive Order 17-18, which establishes a statewide drug monitoring program focused on those prescribing drugs and filing prescriptions. “The opioid crisis in Missouri has […]

Release: Governor Greitens signs executive order to form Justice Reinvestment Task Force

Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order forming a task force to reform Missouri’s corrections system. This task force will follow a data-driven approach to develop policies that improve public safety, reduce corrections spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism. A bipartisan group will […]

Despite 2015 executive order, certification for women-owned business a struggle

In 2015, Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order requiring state agencies to meet a goal of 10 percent participation for minority-owned businesses and 10 percent for women-owned businesses. Though Gov. Eric Greitens has no said what he will do with the program, women and minorities are having difficulty with certification. […]

Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ number one goal since taking office has been to reduce government and cut red tape, and his latest executive order is taking aim at the state’s boards and commissions. And with more than 200 boards and commissions on the books, it’s easy […]

Senate postpones confirming gubernatorial appointments over Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislators managed to pass through a number of items during the final week of session before spring break, but one thing that went unnoticed by many was the Senate’s decision to postpone the confirmation of any gubernatorial appointments. It may sound like an innocuous event, […]

Greitens puts freeze on all ‘job-killing’ regulations with executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just 24 hours after being sworn in, Gov. Eric Greitens has signed another executive order. On Tuesday, the governor appeared in a Facebook video, standing in his office, surrounded by boxes which he said were full of regulations that Missourians have to deal with. Gov. Greitens […]

Ethics reform takes center stage on Inauguration Day as Greitens signs executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first order as the head of Missouri will be to bring ethics reform to his new office. “We just promised the people of Missouri that we’re going to get to work, and now, we’re here to get to work,” Greitens said. “We promised […]