Tag: Missouri

Execution date set for Russell ‘Too Sick to be Executed’ Bucklew

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday, a 20-year legal battle over Russell Bucklew’s execution ended. In June 1997, Bucklew was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to be executed. In 1998, the judgment was upheld and then later stayed. In 2000, the post-conviction relief was overruled and his judgment […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Nov. 6, 2017

Greitens heads to Israel in final trade mission of the year JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a relatively busy week for Gov. Eric Greitens, though the majority of his time has been spent outside of the Show-Me State. This week, the Republican governor traveled to Israel for a trade […]

First committee hearing on healthcare markets leaves stakeholders asking for direction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets, tasked with looking at Missouri’s healthcare options, seemed to end with one clear sentiment from those on the committee: they need an outline of the parameters they will be working in. The Wednesday […]

Eigel proposing reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners

MERA proposal seeks to reduce tax burden for all incomes, reducing income tax and increasing gas tax ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Senator Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, will file the Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), hoping to re-align government spending priorities by decreasing the income tax and increasing fuel use […]

Fordyce nominated as state executive director of Farm Service Agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Immediate past director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Richard Fordyce has been nominated as Missouri’s state executive director of the Farm Service Agency by President Donald Trump. The Farm Service Agency is the state-level USDA executive arm tasked with implementing programs and policies established in D.C. […]

Auditor cites fiscal note issues, but 2017 House bill could have addressed some concerns

Rep. Hannah Kelly to file bill again in December JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent findings by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office have brought into question the legislative process for estimating the financial impact proposed legislation will have on state funds. The report, issued by the Auditor’s Office on October 11, […]

Hawley enters 2018 U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s official: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will be seeking a U.S. Senate seat in 2018. In a video released Tuesday morning, the Republican announced his intent to seek the GOP nomination in the 2018 August primary, finally putting to bed the question that people have […]

Former senator and NFL Pro Bowler speaks out on National Anthem debate

Commissioner Kenney concerned protesters are losing message to divisive politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the national debate over the issue of protest vs. respect for the National Anthem continues across the U.S., all eyes still remain on the National Football League, where the issue has come into the spotlight […]

Jones leaving Governor’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A former state lawmaker who became a top aide for Governor Eric Greitens is stepping down after less than a year on the job. News broke this week that Caleb Jones, the former state representative from District 50, would be leaving the Governor’s Office and taking […]