Tag: Gov. Eric Greitens

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

With the end of session coming up, several newspaper editorials and article from across the state focused on what the Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri General Assembly should make as their primary issues of import with five days remaining in the regular session. At The Missouri Times, we elected […]

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to […]

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Honor. That one single word, a simple term, affects everything in the Missouri Senate in their every action, thought, or emotion. Ethics. Another word, one that seems to go hand-in-hand with the first. Having finally finished the budget late Thursday night, the Senate returned Friday morning […]

Government officials and private sector both look to provide relief for flood victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Days of rain and record levels of swollen rivers devastated the Show-Me State this week, and as Missourians now look to recover, members of the government and private sector are looking provide relief. The floodwaters claimed the lives at least two people in Missouri while wreaking […]

Schaaf gets hearing on ‘dark money’ legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf got his wish Tuesday morning when the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee met to hear testimony on a bill that would force the disclosure of contributions to political nonprofits. The senator says the bill is necessary for healthy political discourse. […]

Despite absences, Governor’s tax committee close to doing work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The governor’s new tax committee comes one step closer to having the required four town hall meetings. The Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes met on Monday at noon in the Truman Building, with the number of committee members attending in person decreased again […]

Senate five bills away from Kehoe’s lobbyist gift measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe will likely introduce his lobbyist gift ban bill sometime this week as it nears the top of the Senate bills for perfection calendar. Yet five other bills stand in front of it, not to mention Senate bills on other calendars and […]