Tag: Will Scharf

Rehder claims email was hacked

House Attorney implies “criminal investigation” underway First, it was Democrats claiming that the Russians had hacked their computers releasing embarrassing emails, but now Rep. Holly Rehder, a Republican legislator, has claimed her email was hacked, releasing a report detailing a long list of tax increases the Governor’s office was deliberating. […]

Commission nearing end holds mostly closed sessions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” That quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, was the sentiment shared by former Sen. Jason Crowell while speaking about the state’s current tax environment as he advocated for changing the state’s economic development programs. “This […]

Attendance hits a new low at Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With members of the legislature being called back into a special session, it stood to reason that the attendance in Governor Eric Greitens’ Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes would drop from an already lowered attendance rate. But Tuesday’s hearing, which was moved from the usual […]

Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was […]

Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee […]

Greitens rounds out 10-member tax credit committee

New Department of Revenue head named chair JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens first announced his Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes nearly a month ago, and Friday he named the final four people who will round out the board looking at ways to cut the state’s tax […]

Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia […]

Greitens’ senior adviser says they’re close to announcing new COO

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his team have steadily been officially adding more members to his team in the past weeks, and are getting ready to make more announcements before the inauguration ceremony. In a press call on Thursday, senior adviser Austin Chambers spoke with reporters […]

Greitens taps Anheuser-Busch exec as chief of staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens named Anheuser-Busch executive Michael Roche as his chief of staff Tuesday as well as naming who will fill a few other key positions. Michael Roche works as the vice president of national affairs for the brewer, a position he has held since 2004. […]