Tag: National Guard

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Sept. 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the week of September 2-8, Governor Eric Greitens appointed Jason Senheiser as a circuit court judge for St. Louis, visited St. Louis and Kansas City, and met injured police officers. On Sunday, Greitens met with injured police officers, according to a Facebook post. In the […]

The Previous Question of Peter Kinder

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced his candidacy for governor near what some are calling the “Ground Zero” of failure of Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon is termed out, but term limits are not stopping Kinder from lumping Democratic gubernatorial candidate and attorney general Chris Koster in with his fellow Democrat. This […]

Committee blasts Nixon in first hearing on Ferguson decision making

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers gathered to conduct their first meeting on Gov. Jay Nixon’s handling of the months of unrest in Ferguson after the shooting of Michael Brown in a hearing that quickly reveled a chaotic decision-making process and entirely broken lines of communication between first responders and […]

Sen. Kraus’s military service prepares him for senate leadership

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Photos of Senator Will Kraus’s wife, Carmen, and their two sons, Tyler and Tannor, fill the walls of Kraus’ office, along with military memorabilia from service in the Army. Kraus was attracted to the Army during high school, but he knew he wanted to go to college. […]

Kurt Schaefer: Growing Momentum

COLUMBIA, Mo. — If you’d told the state’s leading Republican thinkers just six years ago that a Columbia-area Republican senator was their best chance of seizing the Attorney General’s office, you probably would have been laughed out of the room. In 2008, Kurt Schaefer stunned political observers around Missouri with […]

Nixon activates National Guard

Saint Louis, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order today directing the National Guard to support law enforcement during any unrest that may follow a coming grand jury decision in the case of the death of Michael Brown. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch confirmed that a decision […]

Ferguson Briefs: National Guard out, Kinder calls for bi-partisan committee, McCaskill to hold Senate hearings, McCulloch will remain on case

Saint Louis, Mo.  — Gov. Jay Nixon is scaling back the National Guard presence in Ferguson after the situation has “greatly improved.” Nixon made the announcement today a few hours before making an appearance on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX when he unequivocally stated he would not remove St. […]