Tag: money

As GOP launches attacks, labor to present RTW ballot signatures August 18th

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Labor groups have announced that they intend to present their signatures to put right-to-work up for a statewide vote in 2018 on August 18, and as the court battles wind down, the GOP has taken their attacks from the courtroom to public square. Labor has decided […]

Attorney General releases first reports on state’s legal expense fund

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just over 100 days after taking office, Attorney General Josh Hawley has released monthly reports for the previous three months on the state’s issued funds from the Legal Expense Fund. Hawley on Monday posted reports for January, February, and March of 2017 to the Attorney General’s […]

Greitens reminds state workers ‘this is the people’s money’ in email

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “We have to remember that this is the people’s money, and they are counting on us to be careful with it,” Governor Eric Greitens wrote in his email announcing a new parental paid leave policy on Monday. Greitens called for higher performance from state employees in […]

Do Missouri cities have the right to set their own minimum wage? Ask Missouri’s Supreme Court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a five-year period, Missouri’s minimum wage has raised by a total of 35 cents. In 2013, a minimum wage worker could expect $7.35 an hour. Four years later and three increases later, a Missouri worker should expect $7.70 while working in a minimum wage job […]

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 […]

Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own […]

House Budget Committee awaits Greitens budget in the midst of shortfalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s budget has been one of the top concerns for many with the start of the legislative session, and the first meeting of the House budget committee revealed new changes and issues that will have to be handled in a short amount of time. The House […]

Gov. Nixon announces appointments to elected official compensation review commission

Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials is charged with conducting at least four public hearings and issuing a salary compensation report to the Secretary of State JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours after the Missouri picked Eric Greitens as the next governor of the Show Me State, the sitting governor announced […]

MoDOT passes financial audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is celebrating the return of another clean audit. Every year, the department has independent auditors review their finances, and once again, the report has been unmodified. The audit was conducted by RubinBrown, the same firm that handled the previous year’s audit. […]

Democratic Party chairman files ethics complaints against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Almost two days after the primary polls closed, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple has filed three ethics complaints against Republican nominee for governor, Eric Greitens, and organizations that donated to him. The complaints center around campaign finance, with Temple believing the campaign and organizations illegally coordinated […]