Tag: inauguration

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The questions surrounding how Gov. Eric Greitens paid for his inauguration celebration remain unanswered, with many wondering if and how much money the Republican governor took from corporations and lobbyists. Greitens campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and despite his calls for […]

There is a lot to be learned from Saturday’s protest

People around the nation had many takes on Saturday’s protests by women about the newly-elected President. However, organizers in both St. Louis and Kansas City should be commended for the enormous turnout with no rioting and no looting. They even got a permit and didn’t attempt to clog traffic. The […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 16

Gov. Eric Greitens had a busy week marked by three major events: his decision to withhold $146 million from the state budget, his State of the State address and his travels to Washington to be part of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Proud to be at the Presidential Inauguration to represent […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 9

  Easily the largest news to come from the governor’s office this week is the fact that it has a new resident. Monday saw the swearing in of Gov. Eric Greitens, who bills himself as a conservative outsider intent on fixing the Capitol’s image of corruption and unethical conduct. The […]

Blunt to showcase the Show Me State in presidential inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senator Roy Blunt has served in a number of capacities in his congressional career, but “party planner” may be a new one. The Missouri Republican will preside over the Capitol’s biggest political celebration: Inauguration Day. Blunt is the head of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Activities, […]

Eric Greitens becomes the next governor of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The sun broke through the clouds just before noon time on a frigid day in Jefferson City as thousands gathered on the South Lawn of Missouri’s Capitol to welcome the state’s 56th governor, Eric Robert Greitens. After the swearing in of Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Attorney General […]

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 […]

Sarah Steelman to be new OA Director under Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman will be heading the Office of Administration in Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration. The news was first announced in a tweet by Greitens’ senior adviser Austin Chambers Friday evening, saying the Gov.-elect would be making the announcement in Springfield that night. Sarah […]

Lt. Gov.-elect Parson undergoes surgery, expected to attend inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Incoming Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson is recovering from surgery over the holidays. The Republican underwent a successful quintuple bypass surgery in Springfield. A quintuple bypass is an open heart surgery done to treat severely blocked arteries that feed the heart. Parson was released from hospital after […]

Inauguration Day 2017: What you should know

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — We’re a little over one week away from the inauguration of Missouri’s next governor and the preparations are all coming together. Greitens’ senior adviser outlined the details and plans for the inauguration during a conference call on Thursday morning. The inaugural ceremonies will begin with a […]