Tag: Governor Eric Greitens

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens has faced heavy resistance from the BOE as three candidates have withdrawn from consideration and he has been trying to replace Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Driskill’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Romine says he was ‘not made aware’ of SB 43/HUD letter

CRYSTAL CITY Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine said that he was not aware of the letter which outlined that his SB 43 employee discrimination bill violated federal standards. He spoke with Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn about his bill, which jeopardizes at least $500,000 of federal funds because it violated […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 16, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Week in the Governor’s office has been dominated by Governor Eric Greitens’ trip to the U.K. and Switzerland. While in Europe, he has made several judicial appointments as well as meeting with senate and house leaders about restoring cuts that would take $35 million from […]

Hawthorn Foundation brings Greitens to Europe for second trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced he will leave for a trade mission to Switzerland and the United Kingdom, financed by the Hawthorn Foundation. Greitens is expected to meet with industry leaders, some of which will be in the professional service and manufacturing sectors. This will be his […]

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. […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens returned from his trip to China and South Korea the week of October 2-6. His office put out a press release saying he arrived on Wednesday and traveled to Virginia to campaign for Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie against Democrat Ralph Northam. […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after […]

Circuit Court to hear MAF, Galloway suit over Sunshine Law on Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Cole County Circuit Court is expected to hear the case between the Missouri Alliance for Freedom (MAF) and Auditor Nicole Galloway on Friday. MAF filed a lawsuit in June against the Missouri Auditor and Sen. Rob Schaaf for allegedly violating the Sunshine Law. Judge Jon Beetem […]